Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis
Male Bay Woodpecker, Shemgang, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image

Shemgang, Bhutan
April 2008

The Bay Woodpecker is distributed from Nepal to south China and southwards towards south Vietnam and the Malaysian Peninsula. It is found in mature, broadleaved forest with dense undergrowth  and often with bamboo.

The male, seen here, has a long, yellow bill, a greyish brown head with red on the sides of the neck. Upperparts are rufous with dark brown barring. The female lacks the red on the neck.

There is a recording on xeno-canto .
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