Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Streak-breasted Woodpecker (Picus viridanus) - HBW 7, p. 539

French: Pic verdâtre German: Burmagrünspecht Spanish: Pito Verdoso
Other common names: Burmese/Small/Little Scaly-bellied (Green) Woodpecker

Taxonomy: Picus viridanus Blyth, 1843, Arakan, Myanmar.
Forms a superspecies with P. vittatus. Has often been considered conspecific, but appears to be separated by habitat, although some possible overlap in this respect; further study needed. Birds from Thai-Malay Peninsula described as race weberi, being slightly smaller and darker, but diffe­rences insignificant and probably due to clinal variation. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW & SE Myanmar and SW Thailand S to extreme NW Peninsular Malaysia.

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