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SPECIES INFO

Binomial name Dendrocopos himalayensis
(Jardine & Selby, 1835) Male at Bhandakthaatch (8,500 ft.) in Kullu - Manali District of Himachal Pradesh, India

The Himalayan Woodpecker (Dendrocopos himalayensis) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is found in Afghanistan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan.

Habitat

Its natural habitats are boreal forests and temperate forests.

Description

A medium sized, pied woodpecker. Black above with broad white patches from shoulder to lower back, limited white barring on flight feathers and clean white tail edgings. Underparts and head plain pale buff with black Y-shaped mark on neck and cheeks, red crown in male and black in female. Black marks under eyes unique. Vent pink.





                                     



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