Rufous-bellied Woodpecker (Dendrocopos hyperythrus) - HBW 7, p. 479
French: Pic à ventre fauve
Spanish: Pico Ventrirrufo
Other common names: Rufous-bellied Pied Woodpecker/Sapsucker
Taxonomy: Picus hyperythrus Vigors, 1831, eastern Himalayas.
Genus sometimes merged into Picoides. Relationships within genus somewhat obscure; most likely related to S Asian D. macei superspecies and D. cathpharius. Variation, particularly in tone of underparts, is considerable, but largely individual. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- marshalli (Hartert, 1912) - NE Pakistan, Kashmir and N India.
- hyperythrus (Vigors, 1831) - Nepal E to SE Tibet and W & SW China (Sichuan, Yunnan), S to Bangladesh, C Myanmar and NW Thailand.
- annamensis (Kloss, 1925) - E Thailand, Cambodia and S Vietnam.
- subrufinus (Cabanis & Heine, 1863) - Manchuria and Ussuriland; winters S China.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
An adult drinking sap, lateral and dorsal views Locality Beidaihe, Hebei, China (Northern) (ssp subrufinus)
Mark Andrews 7 May 2011 1 year ago 47 sec 4.7
A bird moving around on a trunk, possibly drinking sap Locality Happy Island, Hebei, China (Northern) (ssp subrufinus)
Keith Blomerley 14 May 2010 2 years ago 24 sec 3.8
A male looking for its prey in a mossy tree. Locality Pangot, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India (ssp marshalli)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 February 2008 4 years ago 14 sec 3.5
A male pecking and climbing on a trunk. Locality Happy Island, Hebei, China (Northern) (ssp hyperythrus)
Eldert Groenewoud 7 May 2008 4 years ago 18 sec 3.5
A male feeding in a mossy tree. Locality Pangot, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India (ssp marshalli)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 February 2008 4 years ago 33 sec 3
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Dorsal view of a male perched on a trunk.
Locality Preah Vihear Protected Forest, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia (ssp annamensis)
Pete Morris 1 March 2004 20 weeks ago 3.8
Locality Sat Tal, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India
Subramanya_CK 15 March 2010 38 weeks ago 3.5
searching food on the bole
Locality Sichuan, China (Northern)
Zhou Huaming 2 years ago 3.5
Locality Pangot, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India
Kavi Nanda 16 December 2011 50 weeks ago 3
Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, adult female, migrant bird. Note the tree is ringed with holes, this species has sap fed on this part
Locality Beidaihe, Hebei, China (Northern) (ssp subrufinus)
Mark Andrews 9 May 2009 3 years ago 3
Male foraging on tree trunk near Punakha, Bhutan.
Miriam Bauman 10 April 2007 2 years ago 2.8