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Rufous piculet

Thai: นกหัวขวานจิ๋วอกแดง, nok hua khwaan jiu ok daeng

Binomial name: Sasia abnormis, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1825

The rufous piculet (Sasia abnormis) is a species of bird in the Picidae family.

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. This species is one of the world's smallest woodpeckers and is the smallest woodpecker found outside of the Americas. In this species the length can range from 8 to 10 cm and the average body mass is around 9.2 g.

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Scientific classification

Sasia abnormis

Common names

  • Thai: นกหัวขวานจิ๋วอกแดง, nok hua khwaan jiu ok daeng

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Rufous piculet, Sasia abnormis in Thailand

Range map of Sasia abnormis 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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