French: Pic oriflamme German: Olivrückenspecht Spanish: Pito dorsioliva
no locality = Sumatra
Subspecies and Distribution
D. r. rafflesii
(Vigors, 1830) – S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and peninsular Thailand S to Sumatra, including Bangka I.
D. r. dulitense
Delacour, 1946 – Borneo.
c. 26–28 cm; 87–119 g (rafflesii), 76–84 g (dulitense). Male has red forehead, crown and crest, black and white stripes on side of head... read more
Single “chak” note; also rapid series of loud notes in two versions, slow “... read more
Dense, wet evergreen forest, including swamp-forest, mangroves; avoids secondary growth and... read more
Food and feeding
Ants, termites (Isoptera), and especially ant pupae. Singly and in pairs. Forages at low and middle heights, below 10 m, on fallen logs, at... read more
Mar–May; apparently Oct in Borneo. Displays include crest-raising, bowing movements, head-swinging; courtship feeding by male. Nest... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Scarce to uncommon throughout its range; perhaps somewhat commoner in parts of Borneo, although few records... read more
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