Scientific Name: Chrysophlegma miniaceum
Malay Name: Belatuk-Hijau Merah
Chinese Name: 镶红绿啄木鸟
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra, Java and Borneo
Polytypic. Subspecies are: perlutum, malaccense, niasense, miniaceum
Local Subspecies: malaccense
Size: 25.5-27 cm
Identification: Male has mostly red upperparts with lightly scaled olive mantle, yellow nape, red-rufous ear-coverts, barred underparts and rufous wash on throat and breast. Female resembles male but has significantly less yellow on nape, duller face, and white-speckled ear-coverts. Juvenile has less red on face, duller mantle with less defined scales and fainter bars on underparts.
Habitat: Forest, forest edge, secondary growth, gardens and parks.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Kent Ridge Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens and any suitable patch of habitat.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore