628. Dendrocopus japonicus

628. JAPANESE PIED WOODPECKER.
DENDROCOPUS JAPONICUS.
Dendrocopus japonicus (Seebohm), Ibis, 1882, p. 24 ; Hargitt, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xviii. p. 216 ; D. gouldii, Stejn. Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus. 1886, p. 112 (nec. Malh.).
Akagera, Jap.
Male ad. Resembles D. major, but is somewhat smaller, the forehead and under partis are more buff in colour, the terminal half of the outer tail-feathers is pale buff and the black bars are narrower ; the scapulars have more black at the base, and the innermost secondaries are spotted with white. Culmen 1.2, wing 5.3, tail 3.3, tarsus 0.95 inch. The female lacks the red on the occiput. The young differs appreciably from that of D. major in having the under parts profusely streaked with black on the flanks and sides of the breast and the rest of the under parts with transverse black markings, whereas the young of D. major have the under parts nearly uniform buffish white.
Hab. Japan and the Kurile islands. In habits and nidification it does not differ from D. major. It breeds in May, June, and July, and deposits in a hole excavated in a tree four eggs, similar to those of D. major.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
628. Dendrocopus japonicus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
628
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
440
Common name: 
Japanese Pied Woodpecker
M_ID: 
10714
M_SN: 
Dendrocopos major japonicus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10438

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