Darjeeling woodpecker

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Darjeeling woodpecker
Darjeeling Woodpecker - Bhutan S4E9850 (16224265649).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Dendrocopos
D. darjellensis
Binomial name
Dendrocopos darjellensis
(Blyth, 1845)

The Darjeeling woodpecker (Dendrocopos darjellensis) is a species of bird in the family Picidae. It is found in the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent, primarily in the Himalayas, and in some adjoining areas.


It is found in Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Tibet. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Dendrocopos darjellensis from Khangchendzonga National Park, West Sikkim, India.
Darjeeling Woodpecker at Singalila National Park, West Bengal, India


A medium-sized pied woodpecker with yellow neck sides. Black upperparts with large white, scapular patches and white barred flight feathers and tail sides. Male has red nape patch. White cheeks and long black moustache extending to upper breast. Black-streaked, yellow-buff below with red vent. Long bill.


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