Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Pale-headed Woodpecker (Gecinulus grantia) - HBW 7, p. 549

French: Pic grantia German: Blassscheitel-Bambusspecht Spanish: Pito del Bambú Norteño
Other common names: Bamboo Woodpecker (when lumped with G. viridis)

Taxonomy: Picus (Chrysonotus) Grantia McClelland, 1840, Assam.
Forms a superspecies with G. viridis, and the two are sometimes treated as conspecific. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • grantia (McClelland, 1840) - E Nepal E to N, C & S Myanmar and S China (W Yunnan).
  • indochinensis Delacour, 1927 - SW Yunnan, NW Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.
  • viridanus Slater, 1897 - SE China (N Guangdong, Fujian).