Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Bay Woodpecker (Blythipicus pyrrhotis) - HBW 7, p. 550

French: Pic à oreillons rouge German: Rotohrspecht Spanish: Pito Orejirrojo
Other common names: Red-eared Bay/Red-eared Rufous Woodpecker

Taxonomy: Picus Pyrrhotis Hodgson, 1837, Nepal.
Races intergrade in Vietnam. Population in Sichuan possibly a separate race; further study needed. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • pyrrhotis (Hodgson, 1837) - Nepal E to SC China (S Sichuan, Yunnan), Laos and N Vietnam.
  • sinensis (Rickett, 1897) - SE China (Guizhou and Guangxi E to Fujian).
  • annamensis Kinnear, 1926 - highlands of S Vietnam.

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  • pyrrhotis (Hodgson, 1837) - Nepal E to SC China (S Sichuan, Yunnan), Laos and N Vietnam.
  • sinensis (Rickett, 1897) - SE China (Guizhou and Guangxi E to Fujian).
  • annamensis Kinnear, 1926 - highlands of S Vietnam.
  • hainanus (Ogilvie-Grant, 1899) - Hainan.
  • cameroni Robinson, 1928 - Peninsular Malaysia.