Scarlet-breasted Woodpecker
Dryobates cathpharius

(aka Crimson-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos cathpharius)
Male Crimson-breasted Woodpecker, Lingmethang Road, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image

Lingmethang Road, Mongar, Bhutan
April 2008

The Scarlet-breasted Woodpecker is distributed from western Nepal and south-east Tibet to north-east India. It is found in broad leaved forest.

Male Crimson-breasted Woodpecker, Lingmethang Road, Mongar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image It has a white wing-patch and streaked underparts with a crimson patch on the breast which varies in size. The male, seen here, has red on the nape which is lacking in the female.

There are recordings on xeno-canto .
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