Checker-throated Woodpecker (Picus mentalis) - HBW 7, p. 538
French: Pic gorgeret
Spanish: Pito Gargantilla
Other common names: Chequer-throated Yellownape, Banded Red Woodpecker
Taxonomy: Picus mentalis Temminck, 1825, Java.
Forms a superspecies with P. flavinucha, from which it is largely separated by altitude in small area of overlap. Birds of E & S Borneo formerly separated as race saba. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- humii (Hargitt, 1889) - S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and S peninsular Thailand to Sumatra (including Bangka) and Borneo.
- mentalis Temminck, 1825 - W Java.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male foraging. Locality Panti Forest Reserve, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia (ssp humii)
Josep del Hoyo 15 February 2010 3 years ago 41 sec 4.3
Dorsal view of a male perched on a tree trunk then drumming and preening Locality Mount Kinabalu National Park, Sabah (Malaysia), Borneo (ssp humii)
Greg Baker 21 April 2003 2 years ago 30 sec 3.7
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