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Bay Woodpecker Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Blythipicus pyrrhotis
Family : Picidae
Order : Piciformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Red-eared Bay Woodpecker, Red-eared Rufous Woodpecker
Habitat : Thick broadleaved evergreen forests, bamboo groves and dense secondary jungles.
Description : Bay Woodpecker is a rufuos bird whose male has a prominent scarlet patch on the neck.Its female is slightly smaller than the male.The adult looks rufuos from above and dark brown from below.Both sexes have a pale bill,dull crimson irises and horny-brown legs.The juveniles has more scattered scarlet patches on the side of the neck.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: John Clough(www.inaturalist.org/people/John Clough),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Ding Li Yongmore information, please contact us.