635. Dendrocopus sindianus

635. SIND PIED WOODPECKER.
DENDROCOPUS SINDIANUS.
Dendrocopus sindianus, (Horsf, and Moore), Cat. B. Mus. E. I. Co. ii. p. 671 (1856-58) ; (Henders. and Hume.), Lah. to Yarkand, p. 179, pl. ii ; Hargitt, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xviii. p. 227 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iii. p. 36.
Male (Baluchistan). Resembles D. syriacus, but differs in having the entire crown and occiput, and not only the occiput, rich crimson. In the female the crown and occiput are black. Culmen 1.15, wing 4.8, tail 2.9, tarsus 0.8 inch.
Hab. Afghanistan, Sind, Baluchistan, and the Western Punjab as far north as Peshawar, Murree, and Sirsa ; west to Bampur in S.E. Persia.
It is said to frequent tamarisk-scrub, which abounds in Sind and the neighbouring countries, and breeds in holes in tamarisk and babul trees in March and April.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
635. Dendrocopus sindianus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
635
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
443
Common name: 
Sind Pied Woodpecker
M_ID: 
10690
M_CN: 
Sind Woodpecker
M_SN: 
Dendrocopos assimilis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10813

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