Scientific Name: Micropternus brachyurus
Malay Name: Belatuk Biji Nangka
Chinese Name: 栗啄木鸟
Found from the Indian subcontinent to southern China, Mainland Southeast Asia and the Greater Sunda Islands
Polytypic. Subspecies are: jerdonii, humei, phaioceps, annamensis, fokiensis, holroydi, williamsoni, badius, brachyurus, badiosus
Local Subspecies: badius
Size: 25 cm
Identification: Male has rich rufous overall plumage with blackish bars on upperside and belly, speckled throat and small red cheek-patch. Female resembles male but lacks the red cheek-patch.
Habitat: Forest, forest edge, secondary growth, wooded areas, parks and gardens.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Central Catchment Forest, Bidadari, Lorong Halus, Tampines Eco Green, Pulau Ubin, Jurong Eco Garden and any patch of suitable 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