Yellow-crowned Woodpecker (Dendrocopos mahrattensis) - HBW 7, p. 478
French: Pic mahratte
Spanish: Pico Mahratta
Other common names: Yellow-fronted/Mahratta Woodpecker/Pied Woodpecker
Taxonomy: Picus Mahrattensis Latham, 1801, Mahratta country, south-west India.
Genus sometimes merged into Picoides. Most closely related to the D. macei superspecies. Variation mostly clinal, and named races aurocristatus (N Myanmar) and koelzi (NW Sri Lanka) are thus unacceptable. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- pallescens Biswas, 1951 - E Pakistan (E of R Indus) and N & NW India.
- mahrattensis (Latham, 1801) - most of India E to Assam, Sri Lanka, and W, C & S Myanmar, E Cambodia, S Laos and S Annam; formerly also WC Thailand (extinct).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male preening on stem of tree. Locality Jaipur District, Rajasthan, India (ssp pallescens)
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 August 2006 5 years ago 40 sec 4.2
A male feeding on a Jack Tree. Locality The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (ssp mahrattensis)
vasanthan.p.j 29 July 2007 5 years ago 40 sec 4
Looking for food and calling. Locality Jaipur District, Rajasthan, India (ssp pallescens)
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 May 2005 5 years ago 16 sec 3.8
Brief view of a male in a trunk and flying away. Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Josep del Hoyo 28 February 2011 3 years ago 7 sec 3.8
Bird preening at the end of a branch. Locality Ooty, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India
Ron Hoff 15 December 2011 1 year ago 27 sec 3.3
An individual foraging in a tree, scratching the head and flying away (then at 35% speed). Locality Tmatboey, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia (ssp mahrattensis)
Josep del Hoyo 7 March 2011 3 years ago 34 sec 3.1
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Perched in a tree
Locality Yala (Ruhunu) National Park , Sri Lanka
John A Thompson 25 March 2012 2 years ago 4.1
Female feeding on tree trunk.
Locality Bundala National Park, Southern Province, Sri Lanka (ssp mahrattensis)
Athula Edirisinghe 13 April 2014 33 weeks ago 4
The Yellow-crowned Woodpecker (Dendrocopos mahrattensis) or Mahratta woodpecker is a species of small pied woodpecker found in t
Locality Lansdowne, Pauri Garhwal District, Uttarakhand, India
siddhartha 16 August 2013 1 year ago 4
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Male busy along with his female collecting some nesting materials by flying here and there.
Locality Thol Bird Sanctuary, Mehsana District, Gujarat, India (ssp pallescens)
Mital Patel 17 May 2009 5 years ago 4
A male bird
Locality Masinagudi, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India
vasanthan.p.j 24 August 2012 2 years ago 3.8
A male bird.
Locality Masinagudi, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (ssp mahrattensis)
vasanthan.p.j 1 February 2011 3 years ago 3.8
Calling from a tree Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 April 1983 4 years ago 4
Calling from tree Locality Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 March 1991 4 years ago 4
Calls while looking for feed Locality Jaipur District, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 May 2005 5 years ago 3