Dryocopus javensis, White-bellied Woodpecker, Pelatuk Ayam

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Dryocopus javensis, White-bellied Woodpecker, Pelatuk Ayam

The White-Dryocopus javensis, White-bellied Woodpecker, Pelatuk Ayambellied Woodpecker or Great Black Woodpecker, Dryocopus javensis, is found in evergreen forests. They are occur in 15 subspecies in the forests from the Western Ghats in India to China, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Korea. The very rare Korean subspecies is called Tristram’s Woodpecker. They are the largest of the Asiatic woodpeckers (between 42 and 48 centimetres) and nest in large dead trees, often beside rivers.

The call of this species is a loud ‘Kyaaw’ and like other woodpeckers it drums on wood but sounds much louder than those of smaller species.

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