Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Buff-rumped Woodpecker (Meiglyptes tristis) - HBW 7, p. 551

French: Pic strihup German: Braunbürzelspecht Spanish: Pito Triste
Other common names: Fulvous-rumped (Barred) Woodpecker

Taxonomy: Picus tristis Horsfield, 1821, Java.
Named races micropterus (Borneo) and microterus (Nias I) considered synonymous with grammithorax. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • grammithorax (Malherbe, 1862) - S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and peninsular Thailand S to Sumatra, including islands of Nias and Bangka, N Natunas, and Borneo (including Banggi I and islands off NE coast).
  • tristis (Horsfield, 1821) - Java.