Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Heart-spotted Woodpecker (Hemicircus canente) - HBW 7, p. 552

French: Pic canente German: Rundschwanzspecht Spanish: Pito de Corazones

Taxonomy: Picus canente Lesson, 1830, Pegu, Myanmar.
Clinal increase in size from SW to NE India, but differences negligible; individual variation fairly marked, but no significant geographical pattern; as a result, proposed race cordatus (W India) is unsustainable. Monotypic.

Distribution: W & NE peninsular India, Bangladesh; and from SW, S & E Myanmar, and S Annam, S to S Thailand, Cambodia, and Cochinchina.