Species Details

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Fulvous‑breasted Woodpecker Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Dendrocopos macei
Family : Picidae
Order : Piciformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Fulvous breasted Pied Woodpecker
Habitat : Open wooded country, forest clearings, broadleaved open forests, and road- side trees.
Description : This bird is a medium-sized woodpecker with a striking appearance. Its upperparts are black with prominent white bars, while the undertail is a vibrant shade of red. The breast and belly are buff-colored with faint barring on the flanks and slight streaking on the sides. The cheeks are whitish and partially bordered by a black line. In males, the crown is red with an orange forehead, while in females it is black.

This woodpecker can be found in natural habitats such as subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
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;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;bird song owner:Gerard Gorman(www.xeno-canto.org/Gerard Gorman), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.