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
VideosSee all 7 videos
An adult drinking sap, lateral and dorsal views Locality Beidaihe, Hebei, China (Northern) (ssp subrufinus)
Mark Andrews 7 May 2011 2 years ago 47 sec 4.7
male clinging to side of trunk Locality Vinayak, Pangot, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India (ssp marshalli)
Martin Kennewell 7 April 2012 17 weeks ago 30 sec 4.6
bird sitting on branch (beside nest) Location Rilong Locality Sichuan, China (Northern)
Keith and Lynn Youngs 2 June 2013 24 weeks ago 23 sec 4
A bird moving around on a trunk, possibly drinking sap Locality Happy Island, Hebei, China (Northern) (ssp subrufinus)
Keith Blomerley 14 May 2010 3 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
PhotosSee all 8 photos
A male bird on a branch...
Locality Sigri, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India
Soumyadeep Chatterjee 97 29 May 2013 7 weeks ago 4.1
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 49 weeks ago 3.8
Locality Sat Tal, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India
Subramanya_CK 15 March 2010 1 year ago 3.5
searching food on the bole
Locality Sichuan, China (Northern)
Zhou Huaming 3 years ago 3.5
Locality Pangot, Nainital District, Uttarakhand, India
Kavi Nanda 16 December 2011 1 year 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 4 years ago 3