646. Iyngipicus scintilliceps

646. Swinhoe’s Pigmy Woodpecker.
IYNGIPICUS SCINTILLICEPS.
Iyngipicus scintilliceps (Swinhoe), Ibis, 1863, p. 96 ; (David and Oust.), Ois. Chine, p. 50 ; Gould, B. of Asia, vi. pl. xxi. ; Hargitt, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xviii. p. 313 ; I. kaleensis (Swinhoe), Ibis, 1863, p. 390 ; (David and Oust.), Ois. Chine, p. 50 ; Hargitt, tom. cit. p. 315 ; Berezovski and Bianchi, Ptitz. Gan-su, &c. p. 48.
Male ad. (China). Crown dark ashy-grey ; occiput, nape, forepart of the back, and middle tail-feathers deep black ; middle and lower back white, barred with black ; wings black, spotted with white ; lateral tail-feathers brownish buff, with indistinct blackish brown bars on the terminal por-tion ; on each side of the occiput a minute scarlet stripe ; malar stripe and ear-coverts dusky brownish buff ; chin, sides of the face, and neck dull white ; under parts buffy white, striped with black ; bill horny plumbeous ; legs plumbeous grey ; iris red or reddish brown. Culmen 0.68, wing 4.0, tail 2.2, tarsus 0.64 inch. The, female resembles the male, but lacks the red stripe on the sides of the occiput.
Hab. China north to Pekin, south to the islands of Formosa and Hainan ; south-western Kan-su.
Throughout its range this species is said to be resident and found everywhere where there are trees, even in the towns. In habits it does not differ from its allies. The bird from Formosa, Hainan, and Eastern China (I. kaleensis) has been treated by Mr. Hargitt as subspecifically separable, but in this I cannot agree with him.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
646. Iyngipicus scintilliceps
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
646
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
450
Common name: 
Swinhoe’s Pigmy Woodpecker
M_ID: 
10614
M_SN: 
Dendrocopos canicapillus scintilliceps
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
11010

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