Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Woodpeckers and Allies :: Rufous Woodpecker

Rufous Woodpecker Celeus brachyurus

Described by: Vieillot (1818)
Alternate common name(s): Brown Woodpecker
Old scientific name(s): Micropternus brachyurus


Taman Negara, Malaysia - Jun, 2008 © Kent Nickell  Panti Forest Reserve, Johor, Malaysia - 2003 © Paul Huang  Panti Forest Reserve, Johor, Malaysia - 2003 © Paul Huang  Dhaka Botanical Gardens, Dhaka, Bangladesh - Oct 4, 2005 © Charlie Moores 
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W. and ne. India and Sri Lanka to se. China, Indochina and Greater Sundas;
Fragmented distribution near the limits of its range;
(1) Nw. Himalayas of India.
(2) E. Himalayas of ne. India.
(3) W. India and Sri Lanka.
(4) Laos, Cambodia and s. Vietnam.
(5) Se. China and n. Vietnam.
(6) Hainan Is.
(7) Malaysia, Sumatra, Bangka, Belitung and Nias Is.
(8) Java.
(9) Borneo and n. Natuna Is.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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