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Species of Thailand

Buff-necked woodpecker

Thai: นกหัวขวานลายคอแถบขาว, nok hua khwaan lai kho

Binomial name: Meiglyptes tukki, René-Primevère Lesson, 1839

The buff-necked woodpecker (Meiglyptes tukki) is a species of bird in the Picidae family.

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Scientific classification

Meiglyptes tukki

Common names

  • Thai: นกหัวขวานลายคอแถบขาว, nok hua khwaan lai kho

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Buff-necked woodpecker, Meiglyptes tukki in Thailand

Range map of Meiglyptes tukki 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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