Fulvous-breasted woodpecker

The fulvous-breasted woodpecker (Dendrocopos macei) is a species of bird in the family Picidae.[2] It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India and Myanmar.[3] The freckle-breasted woodpecker was formerly considered conspecific with this species.

Fulvous-breasted woodpecker
Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos macei) at Kolkata I IMG 3848.jpg
In Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Dendrocopos
D. macei
Binomial name
Dendrocopos macei
(Vieillot, 1818)


A medium-sized, pied woodpecker. Upperparts black, heavily barred white. Undertail red, breast and belly buff with light flank barring and slight side streaking. Withish cheeks partly bordered by black line. Crown red in male with orange forehead, black in female.


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Dendrocopos macei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22726376A94920427. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22726376A94920427.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ Fuchs, Jérôme; Ohlson, Jan I.; Ericson, Per G. P.; Pasquet, Eric (2007). "Synchronous intercontinental splits between assemblages of woodpeckers suggested by molecular data". Zoologica Scripta. 36 (1): 11–25. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2006.00267.x. ISSN 0300-3256. S2CID 84724528.
  3. ^ Sivaperuman, C.; Venkataraman, K. (2012). Abundance and Species Distribution of Bird Communities in Ritchie's Archipelago, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. pp. 273–288. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-28335-2_18. ISBN 978-3-642-28334-5.

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