Crimson-winged Woodpecker

This species is defined as a rarity. Please submit your records of this species via our record submission page.

Scientific Name: Picus puniceus
Malay Name: Belatuk-Hijau Paruh Kuning
Chinese Name: 红翅绿啄木鸟

Breeding Range: (OR) Malay Pen. and Greater Sundas.

Polytypic. Subspecies are: observandus, soligae, puniceus.

Local Subspecies: observandus

Size: 25 cm

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: Extinct.

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Past accepted records in our database:


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Crimson-winged Woodpecker)

BirdLife International. (2016). Picus puniceus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Accessed on 19 December 2021

Eaton, J. A., van Balen, S., Brickle, N. W., & Rheindt, F. E. (2021). Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and Wallacea (Second Edition). Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.