French: Pic striolé German: Hindugrünspecht Spanish: Pito culigualdo
J. E. Gray and G. R. Gray
Himalayas and central India
N & peninsular India and lower foothills of Himalayas in S Nepal E to Myanmar and S China (W Yunnan), and S to Sri Lanka, N & W Thailand and Tenasserim; also Cambodia, S Laos and S Vietnam (Cochinchina).
30 cm; 83–111 g. Male has red forehead to hindcrown and crest with variable amount of black at borders, thin white supercilium, greyish ear-coverts streaked brownish,... read more
Sharp single “queemp” and drumming the only acoustic signals reported.
Open deciduous forest, dry dipterocarp forest, also semi-evergreen, sal (Shorea) and mixed... read more
Food and feeding
Ants, termites (Isoptera) and other small insect larvae; flower nectar and seeds also taken. Generally solitary. Forages frequently on... read more
Jan–May in India, Apr–Sept in Sri Lanka, and Mar–May in SE Asia. Nest-hole excavated by both sexes, sometimes very low (0... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in much of Indian Subcontinent, but rare and local in Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka; uncommon to scarce in Myanmar and Thailand,... read more
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