Laced woodpecker

The laced woodpecker (Picus vittatus) is a species of bird in the family Picidae.

Laced woodpecker
Laced Woodpecker.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Picus
P. vittatus
Binomial name
Picus vittatus
Vieillot, 1818
Kaeng Krachen Nat’l Park - Thailand
Kuala Selangor, Malaysia, Sept 1997

It is found throughout Southeast Asia in the countries of Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.[1] A sole specimen recorded for Bangladesh has since been reidentified as a streak-breasted woodpecker.[2]

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


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2016). "Picus vittatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22681450A92907392. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22681450A92907392.en. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  2. ^ Rasmussen, Pamela C. (September 2009). "Streak-breasted Woodpecker Picus viridanus in Bangladesh: re-identification of specimen recorded as Laced Woodpecker P. vittatus" (PDF). Forktail. 16 (3): 183–184.

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