Dendrocopos canicapillus

Written by on November 19, 2010 in Indonesia Bird with 0 Comments

Dendrocopos canicapillus, Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker, Caladi Belacan


The Grey-capped Woodpecker (Dendrocopos canicapillus) is an Asian bird species of in the woodpecker family (Picidae).

This is a small, dark woodpecker with dark irides. Barred black and white above, it usually has unbarred central tail feathers. Its dark buff underside has prominent dark streaking. The dark grey crown ? with a red nape in males ?, strong black eyestripes and thin dark malar stripe contrast with broad white supercilia and cheeks.

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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