633. Dendrocopus darjilensis

633. Darjeeling Pied Woodpecker.
DENDROCOPUS DARJILENSIS.
Dendrocopus darjilensis, Blyth, J.A.S.B, xiv, p. 196 (1845) ; Hargitt, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xviii. p. 221 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iii. p. 37 ; D. majoroides (Hodgs.), in Gray’s Zool. Misc. p. 85 (1844) ; (Gray) Cat. Mamm. etc. Nepal, pp. 115, App. p. 155 (1846) ; D. desmursi, (Verr.) N. Arch, du Mus. vi. Bull. 7. p. 33 (1870).
Sadyer-mong-prek, Lepcha.
Male ad. (Nepal). Nasal plumes black ; forehead, lores, a narrow super¬cilium, sides of the head and ear-coverts whity brown ; sides of neck behind the ear-coverts similar but washed with orange or golden yellow ; crown and upper parts glossy black, but the occiput and nape light crimson, and the innermost, median, and greater wing-coverts chit-fly or wholly white ; wing-feathers black with white spots on both webs ; tail- feathers black, the median two pair uniform, the others more or less barred with fulvous white ; chin whitish, ends of bristles black ; throat light brown unstriped ; breast and abdomen yellowish fulvous, with longitudinal black stripes, becoming bars on the flanks ; vent and under tail-coverts light crimson ; upper mandible slaty black, lower horny grey ; feet dingy green ; iris reddish brown to deep crimson ; orbital skin plumbeous. Gape 1.5, wing 5.0. tail 3.75, tarsus 0.9 inch. The female lacks the crimson on the occiput and nape.
Hab. Nepal and Sikhim in the Himalayas at from about 3,000 to 12,000 feet elevation, through Southern Tibet to Moupin and Western Szechuen. In general habits it does not differ from D. major, but as yet nothing is on record respecting its nidification.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
633. Dendrocopus darjilensis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
633
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
442
Common name: 
Darjeeling Pied Woodpecker
M_ID: 
10666
M_CN: 
Darjeeling Woodpecker
M_SN: 
Dendrocopos darjellensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10186

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