Yungipicus nanus, Vig.
164. :- Yungipicus hardwickii, Jerd. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol, I, p. 278; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 385 ; Guzerat, Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 458. .
THE SOUTHERN PIGMY WOODPECKER.
Length, 5 to 5.25 ; expanse, 9.5; wing 3; tail, 1.5 ; tarsus, 0.4 ; bill at front, 0.4.
Bill plumbeous; orbital skin lake; irides pale yellow; legs plumbeous.
Above brownish or sooty-brown, banded with white on the back; head pale rufescent or yellowish-brown, scarcely deepening posteriorly; beneath white, sullied on the abdomen, and with pale brown streaks throughout; a narrow white band from above the eye down the side of the neck; a pale brown band from beneath the eye, below the white band, and another faint line beginning on the sides of the neck and being gradually lost in the markings of the breast. The male has a somewhat long and narrow orange streak, beginning considerably behind the eye.
This Woodpecker occurs sparingly along the Sahyadri Range as far north as Khandalla; it also occurs in the forest to the west of Belgaum, and at Mahableshwar, Savantvadi and Ratnagiri. With the exception of a doubtful specimen from Anadra near Mount Aboo, it has not been recorded from any other portion of the district.