Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Himalayan Flameback (Dinopium shorii) - HBW 7, p. 545

French: Pic de Shore German: Himalaya-Feuerr├╝ckenspecht Spanish: Pito de Shore
Other common names: Himalayan Goldenback, Himalayan/Three-toed Golden-backed Woodpecker

Taxonomy: Picus Shorii Vigors, 1832, Himalayas.
Forms a superspecies with D. javanense. Races weakly differentiated. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • shorii (Vigors, 1832) - N India (Haryana) E through lowlands and S foothills of Himalayas to Nagaland and N Bangladesh; possibly still in peninsular hills (Eastern Ghats).
  • anguste Ripley, 1950 - W Myanmar.

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