Scientific Name: Meiglyptes tristis
Malay Name: Belatuk-Batu Biasa
Chinese Name: 黄腰斑啄木鸟
Range: Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra, Java and Borneo.
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: grammithorax, tristis.
Local Subspecies: grammithorax
Size: 17 cm
Identification: A densely barred woodpecker with a slight nuchal crest and whitish-buff rump. Female has no red submoustachial.
Habitat: Forest, forest edge, secondary growth and other suitable wooded area.
Behaviour/Ecology: Usually forages at the canopy level and generally unobtrusive.
Local Status: Former resident and very rare visitor
Conservation Status: Endangered (BirdLife International 2016)
- Local extinctions of Singapore birds (Science)
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Buff-rumped Woodpecker)
BirdLife International. (2016). Meiglyptes tristis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22727198A94943337.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Buff-rumped Woodpecker. Retrieved on June 1, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/buff-rumped-woodpecker.