Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Checker-throated Woodpecker (Picus mentalis) - HBW 7, p. 538

French: Pic gorgeret German: Tropfenkehlspecht 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.

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