French: Pic de Darjiling German: Darjeelingspecht Spanish: Pico de Darjeeling
Other common names:
Darjeeling Pied Woodpecker
Picus (Dendrocopus) [sic] darjellensis
Darjeeling and Nepal
WC Nepal and S & SE Tibet E to hills of NE India, N & W Myanmar, SC China (S Sichuan, W Yunnan) and N Vietnam (NW Tonkin).
23–25 cm; 61–87 g. Male has whitish lower forehead, black upper forehead and crown, narrow red nape patch, black hindneck; white lores, white sides of head tinged buff... read more
Single “tsik” calls, as fast series in alarm; also trill-like rattle. Drums frequently... read more
High-elevation forest, cloudforest with moss-covered trees, open woodland; also evergreen and... read more
Food and feeding
Larvae of wood-boring insects; also adults, larvae and pupae of other insects. Usually forages singly or in pairs, which keep loose contact... read more
Apr–May in W of range, sometimes to Jun; first nestlings in May. Moderate crest-raising is only visual display so far described. Nest... read more
Not well known; some altitudinal movements in Tibet and China, but some may remain at high... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in Nepal, locally fairly common in India, common in Bhutan; uncommon in Tibet and China; uncommon in Myanmar and Tonkin. Rather poorly... read more
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