Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Woodpeckers and Allies :: Greater Flameback

Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus

Described by: Scopoli (1786)
Alternate common name(s): Greater Goldenback, Greater Flame-backed Woodpecker, Crimson-backed Woodpecker, Golden-backed Four-toed Woodpecker, Greater Golden-backed Woodpecker, Large Golden-backed Woodperker
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


near Kemmangundi, Western Ghats, Karnataka, India - Nov 25, 2005 © Sudhir Shivaram  near Kemmangundi, Western Ghats, Karnataka, India - Nov 25, 2005 © Sudhir Shivaram 
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India to se. Asia. Greater Sundas. Philippines;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) W. coast of India.
(2) Nw. Himalayas of nw. India and Nepal to s. China (Yunnan) s. to Thailand and Indochina.
(3) Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and w. Java.
(4) Sri Lanka.
(5) E. Java.
(6) Coastal e. Java, Bali and Kangean Is.
(7) Ne. Borneo (vicinity of Sandakan to Sebatik Is.).
The Philippines:
(8) Balabac Is., Palawan and Calamian Group.
(9) N. Philippines (Lzon, Polilo, Marinduque and Catanduanes).
(10) Ticao, Masbate, Panay, Guimaras and Negros Is.
(11) Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Calicoan, Bohol and Panaon Is.
(12) Mindanao (Zamboanga Peninsula) and Basilan Is.
(13) E. Mindanao and Sama Is.


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


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