624. Picus richardsi

624. RICHARDS’ WOODPECKER.
PICUS RICHARDSI.
Picus richardsi (Tristram), P.Z.S. 1879, p. 386, pl. xxxi ; (Hargitt, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xviii. p. 506 ; (Seebohm) Ibis, 1892, p. 248.
Male ad. Upper parts, wings, tail (except as below) neck, and upper breast glossy black ; forehead, crown, crest, and malar stripe rich scarlet- crimson ; lower back, rump, lower breast, and under parts white ; bases and tips of most of the primaries white ; sides of the upper throat and ear- coverts finely streaked with white ; feathers on the lower abdomen black, tipped with white ; bill dusky grey, paler at the tip and at the base below legs dark grey ; iris light yellow. Culmen 2.5, wing 9.65, tail 6.80, tarsus 1.2 inch. The female is browner in tinge of colour and lacks the red colour on the head.
Hab. Corea and the island of Tsu-sima between Corea and Japan.
I find nothing on record respecting its habits or nidification in which it probably resembles P. martius.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
624. Picus richardsi
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
624
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
437
Common name: 
Richards’ Woodpecker
M_ID: 
10975
M_SN: 
Dryocopus javensis richardsi
Volume: 
Vol. 1
Term name: 
id: 
10712

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