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Species of Thailand

Rufous piculet

In 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

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Piciformes
Family
Picidae
Genus
Sasia
Species
Sasia abnormis

Common names

  • Thai: นกหัวขวานจิ๋วอกแดง, nok hua khwaan jiu ok daeng

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Rufous piculet, Sasia abnormis in Thailand
Range map of Sasia abnormis in Thailand