Species of Thailand
Grey-capped pygmy woodpecker
Binomial name: Yungipicus canicapillus, Edward Blyth, 1845
The grey-capped pygmy woodpecker (Yungipicus canicapillus) is an Asian bird species of the woodpecker family (Picidae). It has a subspecies, Yungipicus canicapillus doerriesi, located primarily in Manchuria, eastern Siberia, and Korea. Some taxonomic authorities continue to place this species in the genus Dendrocopos or Picoides.
This is a small, dark woodpecker with dark irides. Barred black and white above, it usually has unbarred central tail feathers. Its dark buff underside has prominent dark streaking. The dark grey crown (with a red nape in males), strong black eyestripes, and thin dark malar stripes contrast with broad white supercilia and cheeks.
It occurs from Nepal to Myanmar and northern Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
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Videos of Grey-capped pygmy woodpecker
- Yungipicus canicapillus
- Thai: นกหัวขวานด่างแคระ
- Picoides canicapillus, Edward Blyth (1845)
- Dendrocopos canicapillus, Edward Blyth (1845)
- Dryobates semicoronatus
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
- Doi Inthanon National Park
- Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
- Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
- Kaeng Krachan National Park
- Khao Luang National Park
- Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Sok National Park
- Khao Yai National Park
- Nam Nao National Park
- Pha Daeng National Park
- Phu Hin Rong Kla National Park
- Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Sri Phang-nga National Park
- Thale Ban National Park
- Thap Lan National Park
Range map of Yungipicus canicapillus 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 and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.
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