962. Dendrocopus cabanisi

962. Dendrocopus cabanisi.

The Chinese Pied Woodpecker.

Picus cabanisi, Malherbe, J. f. Orn. 1854, p. 172. Picus mandarinus, Malh. Bull. Soc. d'Hist. Nat. Moselle, viii, p. 17 (1857); Godw.-Aust. J. A. S. B. xlv, pt. 2, p. 194; Hume, S. F. v, p. 53, xi, p. 56; id. Cat. no. 155 bis. Dendrocopus cabanisi, Hargitt, Cat. B. M. xviii, p. 218.

This resembles D. himalayensis on the upper surface, except in having the crown of the male black and the crimson confined to the occiput. Below there is more difference. In the present species the black malar band is much broader, and continued to the side of the breast, the feathers of the breast between the ends of the black bands are tipped with red; the chin, throat, and breast are fulvous brown ; abdomen and under tail-coverts crimson; edge of wing, under wing-coverts, and axillaries white.

Bill dark plumbeous (G.-A.). Length 8 ; tail 3.4; wing 5 ; tarsus .95; bill from gape 1.3.

Distribution. Throughout China; two male specimens were obtained by Godwin-Austen at Gonglong in the Manipur hills. This Woodpecker appears not to have been observed elsewhere within Indian limits.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
962. Dendrocopus cabanisi
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
962
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
35
Common name: 
Chinese Pied Woodpecker
M_ID: 
10716
M_SN: 
Dendrocopos major cabanisi
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1318

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