French: Pic des Andaman German: Andamanenspecht Spanish: Picamaderos de Andamán
38 cm; 156–225 g. Male has crimson forehead, crown and crest and malar area; rest of head, and upperparts, including wings and tail, greyish-black to sooty-black;... read more
Loud chattering “kuk kuk kuk” terminating with whistled “kui”, also loud... read more
Tall evergreen forest, often rather open. Lowlands.
Food and feeding
Ants. Lives in pairs; also occurs in loose family parties. Forages mainly on trunks of large trees or on main (dead) branches; descends to... read more
Jan–Mar. Nest-hole built 6–14 m up in trunk of dead tree or in large branch; 2 eggs; no other details.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Andaman Islands EBA. Although still common in evergreen forest where large trees remain, recent rapid expansion of human... read more
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