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Birds of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Grey-and-buff woodpecker

Thai: นกหัวขวานแคระอกเทา, nok hua khwaan khrae ok thao

Binomial name: Hemicircus sordidus, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1821

The grey-and-buff woodpecker (Hemicircus sordidus) is a species of bird in the Picidae family.

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia (Sumatra and Borneo), Malaysia, southern Myanmar, Singapore, and southern Thailand.

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

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Scientific classification

Hemicircus sordidus

Common names

  • Thai: นกหัวขวานแคระอกเทา, nok hua khwaan khrae ok thao

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Grey-and-buff woodpecker, Hemicircus sordidus in Thailand

Range map of Hemicircus sordidus 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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