970. Dendrocopus pectoralis

970. Dendrocopus pectoralis.

The Spotted-breasted Pied Woodpecker.

Picus pectoralis, Blyth, J. A. S. B. xv, p. 15 (1846); xviii, p. 804; id. Cat. p. 63. Picus analis, Temm. Horsfield, Res. Java (1824), descr. nulla; Bonap. Consp. Av. p. 137 (1850); Horsf. & M. Cat. ii, p. 672; Jerdon, Ibis, 1872, p. 7 ; Hume & Oates, S. F. iii, p. 57 ; Armstrong, S. F. iv, p. 309 ; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 123 ; Hume, Cat. no. 157 ter ; Oates, S. F. x, p. 190 ; id. B. B. ii, p. 35. Dendrotypes analis, Cab. & H. Mus. Hein. iv, 2, p. 47 ; Walden, Ibis, 1875, p. 403 ; Blyth & Wald. Birds Burm. p. 78. Dendrocopus analis, Hargitt, Cat. B. M. xviii, p. 266.

Coloration. Male. Forehead brownish white; nasal plumes partly black ; crown crimson ; sides of face and neck white, the latter with a few black specks ; ear-coverts brownish; a black malar band on each side from the base of the lower mandible to the side of the neck; nape and hind neck black, all the rest of the upper plumage barred black and white ; quills brownish black, with large white spots on both webs ; all the tail-feathers barred black and fulvescent white; chin and throat white; breast and abdomen brownish white, the former distinctly spotted, the latter indistinctly; flanks barred brown and whitish; vent and under tail-coverts spotted with brown and faintly tinged with pink. In the female the crown is black.

Bill bluish black, paler at the base; iris brown; legs and feet plumbeous (Oates).

Length 7 ; tail 2.5 ; wing 4.1; tarsus .7 ; bill from gape 1.0.

Distribution. Locally distributed in Pegu; common near Thayet Myo, rare to the southward, though this species has been procured near Rangoon. It has been found at Toungngoo and in Karennee, but nowhere in Tenasserim. Outside Indian limits it occurs in Siam, Cochin China, Malacca, Sumatra, Java, and some other islands.

Habits, &c. This Woodpecker according to Oates frequents brushwood and thin tree-jungle, but not heavy forest. The eggs have not been recorded.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
970. Dendrocopus pectoralis
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Spotted Breasted Pied Woodpecker
Dryocopus javensis pectoralis
Vol. 3
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