Brown-capped pygmy woodpecker

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Brown-capped pygmy woodpecker
Pygmy Woodpecker মেটেটুপি কাঠকুড়ালি.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Yungipicus
Y. nanus
Binomial name
Yungipicus nanus
(Vigors, 1832)

Picoides nanus
Dendrocopos nanus

The brown-capped pygmy woodpecker or Indian pygmy woodpecker (Yungipicus nanus) is a species of very small woodpecker found in Nepal, India and Sri Lanka. Some taxonomic authorities continue to place this species in the genus Dendrocopos or Picoides.


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.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Picoides nanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.


Picture taken in Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India
Picture of Brown Capped Pygmy Woodpecker taken in Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India