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White-browed piculet

Thai: นกหัวขวานจิ๋วคิ้วขาว, nok hua khwaan jiu khiu khaw

Binomial name: Sasia ochracea, Brian Houghton Hodgson, 1836

The white-browed piculet (Sasia ochracea) is a species of bird in the Picidae family.

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

This bird utilizes bamboo to make nests and living areas. It uses its feet to pick up broken bamboo, and its beak to tear off bamboo that is partially broken.

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Scientific classification

Sasia ochracea

Common names

  • Thai: นกหัวขวานจิ๋วคิ้วขาว, nok hua khwaan jiu khiu khaw

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

White-browed piculet

White-browed piculet

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Distribution map of White-browed piculet, Sasia ochracea in Thailand

Range map of Sasia ochracea 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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