Picas sindianus

Picas sindianus, Gould.

158. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 273; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 113.

THE SIND PIED WOODPECKER.

Length, 8.5 to 8.6 ; expanse, 14.5 to 1.5 ; wing, 4.5 to 4.6 ; tail, 3.1 to 3.2 ; bill, 1.25.

Length, 8 to 8.5; expanse, 13 to 15; wing, 4.4 to 4.7 ; tail, 3 to 3.2.

Bill blackish above, lighter beneath; irides crimson; legs dusky.

Adult male: forehead, lores, sides of the head, ear-coverts, supercilia and breast white, tinged buffy on the forehead, or a soiled white; a very narrow dark line above the supercilia; a dark stripe from the lower mandible extending down each side of the throat, projecting to the lower side of the breast, and joining the back at the shoulder; crown of the head mixed crimson and black; back, rump, upper tail-coverts and centre tail-feathers, glossy black with a dusky tinge ; scapulars, and the adjacent wing-coverts, white, the remainder of the wing-coverts black with a few white spots; quills brownish-black, spotted with white on both webs forming white wing-bars, of which there are four on the primaries and three on the secondaries; lateral tail-feathers black, barred and tipped with white; lower parts white, with a few dusky streaks on the flanks and abdomen; middle of abdomen and lower tail-coverts crimson.

The female has the crown black.

This Woodpecker occurs pretty generally throughout Sind, where it is a permanent resident, breeding during March and April. It does not occur in any other portion of the district.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Picas sindianus
Spp Author: 
Gould.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
112
Common name: 
Sind Pied Woodpecker
M_ID: 
10690
M_CN: 
Sind Woodpecker
M_SN: 
Dendrocopos assimilis
id: 
11370

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