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)

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.


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.