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Species of Thailand

Black-headed woodpecker

Picus erythropygius

Daniel Giraud Elliot, 1865

In Thai: นกหัวขวานเขียวตะโพกแดง

The black-headed woodpecker (Picus erythropygius) is a species of bird in the family Picidae. It is found in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Picus erythropygius

Common names

  • Thai: นกหัวขวานเขียวตะโพกแดง

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Black-headed woodpecker
Black-headed woodpecker (male)

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Black-headed woodpecker (male)
Black-headed woodpecker (female)

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Black-headed woodpecker (female)

Range Map

Distribution map of Black-headed woodpecker, Picus erythropygius in Thailand
  • Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Doi Chong National Park
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Mae Charim National Park
  • Mae Ping National Park
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Mueang Tak District, Tak
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Namtok Mae Surin National Park
  • Namtok Pha Charoen National Park
  • Omkoi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pai District, Mae Hong Son
  • Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
  • Salak Pra Wildlife Sanctuary
  • San Kamphaeng District, Chiang Mai
  • Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi
  • Thap Lan National Park
  • Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Picus erythropygius in Thailand