Scientific Name: Picus puniceus
Malay Name: Belatuk-Hijau Paruh Kuning
Chinese Name: 红翅绿啄木鸟
Range: Breeding Range: (OR) Malay Pen. and Greater Sundas.
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: observandus, soligae, puniceus.
Local Subspecies: observandus
Size: 25 cm
Identification: Large olive-green woodpecker with red wings, red crown with yellow crest, yellowish rump, white barring on flanks, blue orbital skin, largely yellow bill, and black tail.
Habitat: Primary and mature secondary forest with closed canopy.
Behaviour/Ecology: Elsewhere seen singly or in pairs, often associating with mixed flocks.
Local Status: Very rare visitor
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
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