Micropternus phaioceps

Micropternus phaioceps, Blyth.

178 :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I. p. 294.

THE BENGAL RUFOUS WOODPECKER.

Length, 9.5; wing, 4.75 to 5; tail, 2.75; bill at front, 1. Plumage dark chesnut bay, with black bands ; head brown above, paling posteriorly, the feathers faintly streaked, and gradually merged on the hind-neck in the bay color of the back; chin, cheek, and throat, pale, the feathers of this last concolorous with the body, or nearly so, merely having lighter lateral margins ; neck in front, breast and upper part of abdomen, bright chesnut-bay ; from the middle of the abdomen the same but paler and with dusky cross-bands.

According to Jerdon, the Bengal Rufous Woodpecker is found in some of the forests of Central India.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Micropternus phaioceps
Spp Author: 
Blyth.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
118
Common name: 
Bengal Rufous Woodpecker
M_ID: 
11161
M_SN: 
Micropternus brachyurus phaioceps
id: 
11388

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