Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Crimson-winged Woodpecker (Picus puniceus) - HBW 7, p. 537

French: Pic grenadin German: Rotfl├╝gelspecht Spanish: Pito Alirrojo
Other common names: Crimson-winged Yellownape

Taxonomy: Picus puniceus Horsfield, 1821, Java.
Forms superspecies with P. chlorolophus; separated altitudinally in small area of overlap. Proposed race continentis (Malay Peninsula) merely averages slightly larger. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • observandus (Hartert, 1896) - S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and peninsular Thailand S to Sumatra (including Bangka) and Borneo.
  • soligae Meyer de Schauensee & Ripley, 1940 - Nias I (off NW Sumatra).
  • puniceus Horsfield, 1821 - Java.