Species Details

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Rufous Woodpecker Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Micropternus brachyurus
Family : Picidae
Order : Piciformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Rufous Woodpecker is a dark brown bird with black-barred wings and tail. It has a short, black, slightly curved bill with a narrow nostril. Males have red-tipped feathers under the eyes, while females and juveniles lack them. They forage on ant nests and feed on insects, nectar, and sap. They have a distinct call and drumming note. They build their nests within acrobat ant nests, and both parents take part in the incubation and feeding of young. They are found in a wide range of habitats and have a breeding season from February to June. Their moult period occurs mainly from September to November.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source:www.en.wikipedia.org, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.