Brown-capped woodpecker

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Brown-capped woodpecker
Dendrocopos nanus.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Picoides
Species: P. nanus
Binomial name
Picoides nanus
(Vigors, 1832)

The brown-capped woodpecker or Indian pygmy woodpecker (Picoides nanus) is a species of woodpecker found in Nepal, India and Sri Lanka.


A small brown and white woodpecker with distinctive pink-rimmed white irises. Barred brown and white above, lightly streaked dirty white below. Tail spotted white. Paler brown crown (edged red in male) and eyestripes contrasting with white supercilia and cheeks.