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Crimson-winged woodpecker

In Thai: นกหัวขวานปีกแดง, nok hua khwaan peek daeng

Binomial name: Picus puniceus, Thomas Horsfield, 1821

The crimson-winged woodpecker (Picus puniceus) is a species of bird in the woodpecker family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It can grow up to 25 cm long. Its diet is mainly insects and larvae. It is a bright and colourful bird that is hard to misidentify.

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกหัวขวานปีกแดง, nok hua khwaan peek daeng

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Range Map

Distribution map of Crimson-winged woodpecker, Picus puniceus in Thailand
Range map of Picus puniceus in Thailand