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Pale-headed woodpecker

In Thai: นกหัวขวานหัวเหลือง, nok hua khwaan hua leuang

Binomial name: Gecinulus grantia, John M'Clelland, 1840

The pale-headed woodpecker (Gecinulus grantia) is a species of bird in the family Picidae.

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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

A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2017 found that the pale-headed woodpecker was embedded within the genus Dinopium and was a sister species to the olive-backed woodpecker (Dinopium rafflesii).

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Piciformes
Family
Picidae
Genus
Gecinulus
Species
Gecinulus grantia

Common names

  • Thai: นกหัวขวานหัวเหลือง, nok hua khwaan hua leuang

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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