631. Dendrocopus himalayensis

631. HIMALAYAN PIED WOODPECKER.
DENDROCOPUS HIMALAYENSIS.
Dendrocopus himalayensis (Jard. and Selby), Ill. Orn. iii. pl. 116 (1835) ; Hargitt, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xviii. p. 220 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iii. p. 34.
Turkan, Chamba.
Male ad. (Himalayas). Differs from D. major in having the scapulars black, the crown and occiput crimson, the lower abdomen more fulvous and the vent and under tail-coverts only pale crimson ; bill brown, pale at the base of lower mandible ; legs and feet plumbeous brown ; iris red-brown. Gape 1.35, wing 5.2, tail 3.5, tarsus 0.9 inch. The female has the crown and occiput black.
Hab. The Western Himalayas, from Kumaun to Murree, to Afghanistan in the. west, and Gilgit in the north. In habits it does not differ from D. major. It breeds up to 10,000 and even 11,000 feet, from the middle of April to the end of May, generally boring its nest-hole in an oak, and depositing 4 or 5 glossy white eggs, which measure about 1.0 by 0.75.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
631. Dendrocopus himalayensis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
631
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
441
Common name: 
Himalayan Pied Woodpecker
M_ID: 
10687
M_CN: 
Himalayan Woodpecker
M_SN: 
Dendrocopos himalayensis
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10352

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