Philippine pygmy woodpecker

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Philippine pygmy woodpecker
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Yungipicus
Species: Y. maculatus
Binomial name
Yungipicus maculatus
(Scopoli, 1786)
Synonyms

Dendrocopos maculatus
Picoides maculatus

The Philippine pygmy woodpecker (Yungipicus maculatus), also known as the Philippine woodpecker, is a species of bird in the woodpecker family (Picidae). Its local name in Kapampangan is Anluage.

Taxonomy[edit]

Formerly the taxon included the Sulu woodpecker (Y. ramsayi), which is now treated as distinct. These two and the Sulawesi woodpecker (Y. temminckii) appear to form a superspecies. Some taxonomic authorities continue to place this species in the genus Dendrocopos or Picoides.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The woodpecker is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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