Fulvous-breasted woodpecker

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Fulvous-breasted woodpecker
Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos macei) at Kolkata I IMG 3848.jpg
In Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Dendrocopos
Species: D. macei
Binomial name
Dendrocopos macei
(Vieillot, 1818)

The fulvous-breasted woodpecker (Dendrocopos macei) is a species of bird in the family Picidae.[2] It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India and Myanmar.[3] The freckle-breasted woodpecker was formerly considered conspecific with this species.


A medium-sized, pied woodpecker. Upperparts black, heavily barred white. Undertail red, breast und belly buffwith light flank barring and slight side streaking. Withish cheeks partly bordered by black line. Crown red in male with orange forehead, black in female.


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


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  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Dendrocopos macei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Fuchs, Jérôme; Ohlson, Jan I.; Ericson, Per G. P.; Pasquet, Eric (2007). "Synchronous intercontinental splits between assemblages of woodpeckers suggested by molecular data". Zoologica Scripta. 36 (1): 11–25. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2006.00267.x. ISSN 0300-3256. 
  3. ^ Sivaperuman, C.; Venkataraman, K. (2012). "Abundance and Species Distribution of Bird Communities in Ritchie's Archipelago, Andaman and Nicobar Islands": 273–288. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-28335-2_18.