French: Pic sultan German: Kupfermantel-Sultanspecht Spanish: Pito sultán moteado
Other common names:
Greater Flameback (when lumped with species listed below)
Subspecies and Distribution
C. l. rufopunctatus
Hargitt, 1889 – EC Philippines: Samar, Calicoan, Biliran, Leyte, Panaon and Bohol.
C. l. lucidus
(Scopoli, 1786) – S Philippines: Basilan and W Mindanao (Zamboanga Peninsula).
C. l. montanus
Ogilvie-Grant, 1905 – Mindanao (except W) and Samal.
c. 28–34 cm; c. 127 g (lucidus). Male nominate race has deep crimson forehead, crown and crest, contrasting reddish-buff face, neck and upper breast with broad... read more
Single or, more often, rattling series of usually 4 (but variable) “kik” notes, series... read more
Found in primary forest, mature secondary forest, lighter secondary forest with dense understorey,... read more
Food and feeding
Little specific information available. Presumably feeds largely on invertebrates, such as large caterpillars, larvae of wood-boring beetles... read more
Very few data. Season probably Jan–Aug.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally fairly common. Although thought not to be at immediate risk, this species inhabits islands where native forest has been... read more
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