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Rufous-bellied woodpecker

Thai: นกหัวขวานด่างท้องน้ำตาลแดง, nok hua khwaan daang thong namtaan daeng

Binomial name: Dendrocopos hyperythrus, Nicholas Aylward Vigors, 1831

The rufous-bellied woodpecker (Dendrocopos hyperythrus) is a species of bird in the Picidae family.

It is found in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, ranging across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, North Korea, South Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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Scientific classification

Dendrocopos hyperythrus

Common names

  • Thai: นกหัวขวานด่างท้องน้ำตาลแดง, nok hua khwaan daang thong namtaan daeng


  • Hypopicus hyperythrus

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Rufous-bellied woodpecker, Dendrocopos hyperythrus in Thailand
  • Mae Ping National Park
  • Thap Lan National Park

Range map of Dendrocopos hyperythrus 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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