Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Orange-backed Woodpecker (Reinwardtipicus validus) - HBW 7, p. 551

French: Pic vigoureux German: Reinwardtspecht Spanish: Pito Dorsinaranja

Taxonomy: Picus validus Temminck, 1825, Java.
In past, commonly placed in Chrysocolaptes. Races weakly differentiated, with much overlap in features. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • xanthopygius (Finsch, 1905) - extreme S Thailand S to Sumatra and Borneo, including Riau Archipelago, Bangka I and N Natuna Is.
  • validus (Temminck, 1825) - Java.

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