Scientific Name: Psilopogon lineatus
Malay Name: Takur Kukup
Chinese Name: 斑头绿拟啄木鸟
Found from the Indian subcontinent to Southwest China, mainland Southeast Asia, Java and Bali.
Polytypic. Subspecies are: hodgsoni, lineatus
Size: 27-28 cm
Identification: Adult has distinctive yellowish bill, broad yellow orbital skin, mostly brown head and breast with broad whitish streaks, green wings and tail. Juvenile looks similar to adult.
Habitat: Wooded area, forest edge, gardens and parks.
Behaviour/Ecology: Nest in excavated tree-hole 3-12 meters above ground.
Local Status: Uncommon introduced resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Chinese/Japanese Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Hindhede Park, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Bidadari, Jurong ECO Garden and other suitable wooded areas.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia