981. Miglyptes tukki

981. Miglyptes tukki.

The Buff-necked Barred Woodpecker.

Picus tukki, Lesson, Rev. Zool. 1839, p. 167. Hemicercus brunneus, Eyton, P. Z. S. 1839, p. 106. Meiglyptes pectoralis, apud Blyth, Cat. p. 60 (nec Picus pectoralis, Latham). Meiglyptes brunneus, Horsf. & M. Cat. ii, p. 668. Meiglyptes marginatus, Reinw., Stoliczka, J. A. 8. B. xxxix, pt. 2, p. 291. Miglyptes tukki, Hume, S. F. iii, p. 319; id. Cat. no. 165 quint.; Hume & Dav. S. F. vi, p. 132; Oates, B. B. ii, p. 61; Hargitt, Ibis, 1884, p. 193 ; id. Cat. B. M. xviii, p. 888.

Coloration. Male. Dull dark olive or brownish olive, head uniform and unbarred above and on the sides; a crimson malar band; a large buff patch on each side of the neck; back, scapulars, rump, tail, and wing-coverts with narrow buff cross-bars throughout ; quills with small marginal buff spots on the outer, and larger spots on the inner webs; tail-feathers with narrow bars interrupted near the shaft; chin and throat very finely barred with buff; fore neck uniform blackish brown; breast and abdomen dark brown with narrow buff bands ; middle of breast almost uniform ; lower wing-coverts and top of wing buff.

Female. No crimson malar band.

Upper mandible black, lower mandible plumbeous blue, in some greenish; irides brown ; legs and feet dull or brownish green.

Length about 8.6 ; tail 2.7; wing 4.1; tarsus .9 ; bill from gape 1.1.

Distribution. The Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo, ranging into the extreme south of Tenasserim.

Habits, &c. Very similar to those of the last species, this Woodpecker being found in dense forest.

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.
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981. Miglyptes tukki
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
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Common name: 
Buff Necked Barred Woodpecker
Buff-necked Woodpecker
Meiglyptes tukki
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