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Crimson-winged woodpecker

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

Range map of Picus puniceus 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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