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Black-headed woodpecker

Thai: นกหัวขวานเขียวตะโพกแดง, nok hua khwaan khiew taphok daeng

Binomial name: Picus erythropygius, Daniel Giraud Elliot, 1865

The black-headed woodpecker (Picus erythropygius) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. 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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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Piciformes
Family
Picidae
Genus
Picus
Species
Picus erythropygius

Common names

  • Thai: นกหัวขวานเขียวตะโพกแดง, nok hua khwaan khiew taphok daeng

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Black-headed woodpecker (male)

Black-headed woodpecker (male)

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Black-headed woodpecker (female)

Black-headed woodpecker (female)

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Black-headed woodpecker

Black-headed woodpecker

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Distribution map of Black-headed woodpecker, Picus erythropygius in Thailand

Range map of Picus erythropygius in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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