Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Buff-necked Woodpecker (Meiglyptes tukki) - HBW 7, p. 552

French: Pic tukki German: Tukkispecht Spanish: Pito Tukki
Other common names: Buff-necked Barred Woodpecker

Taxonomy: Picus tukki Lesson, 1839, Sumatra.
N Natunas population, sometimes separated as race azaleus, may show more obscure barring, but much variation and separation not warranted; similarly, described race calceuticus (Banyak Is, off NW Sumatra) appears indistinguishable from nominate. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • tukki (Lesson, 1839) - S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and peninsular Thailand S to Sumatra, nearby Banyak Is, Bangka, N Natunas and N Borneo.
  • infuscatus Salvadori, 1887 - Nias I (off NW Sumatra).
  • batu Meyer de Schauensee & Ripley, 1940 - Batu Is (off NW Sumatra).

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  • tukki (Lesson, 1839) - S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and peninsular Thailand S to Sumatra, nearby Banyak Is, Bangka, N Natunas and N Borneo.
  • infuscatus Salvadori, 1887 - Nias I (off NW Sumatra).
  • batu Meyer de Schauensee & Ripley, 1940 - Batu Is (off NW Sumatra).
  • pulonis Chasen & Kloss, 1929 - Banggi I (off N Borneo).
  • percnerpes Oberholser, 1924 - S Borneo.