Himalayan flameback

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Himalayan Flameback
Himalayan Flameback (Dinapium shorii) at Jayanti, Duars, WB W IMG 5746.jpg
Himalayan Flameback at Jayanti in Buxa Tiger Reserve in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, India
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Dinopium
Species: D. shorii
Binomial name
Dinopium shorii
(Vigors, 1832)

The Himalayan Flameback (Dinopium shorii), also known as the Himalayan Goldenback, is a species of bird in the Picidae family.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in the Indian Subcontinent, primarily in the lower-to-middle altitudes of the Himalayas. It ranges across Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, and Nepal. A disjunct population occurs in the southern Eastern Ghats.[2] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Dinopium shorii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Abdulali,Humayun; Hussain,SA (1973). "On the occurrence of Goldenbacked Threetoed Woodpecker [Dinopium shorii (Vigors)] south of the Himalayan Range". J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 70 (1): 200–201.