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Rufous Woodpecker

Micropternus brachyurus (Vieillot, 1818)

The rufous woodpecker is a medium-sized brown woodpecker native to South and Southeast Asia. It is short-billed, foraging in pairs on small insects, particularly ants and termites, in scrub, evergreen, and deciduous forests and is noted for building its nest within the carton nests of arboreal ants in the genus Crematogaster. It was for sometime placed in the otherwise Neotropical genus Celeus but this has been shown to be a case of evolutionary convergence and molecular phylogenetic studies support its placement in the monotypic genus Micropternus. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Piciformes
Family:
  Picidae
Genus:
   Micropternus
Scientific:
  Micropternus brachyurus


Original description

Citation:
  (Vieillot, 1818)

Reference:
  Nouv.Dict.Hist.Nat. p.103

Protonym:
  Picus brachyurus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/18046239


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  663A7CCAD60FF80C

Avibase ID:
  avibase-663A7CCA

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/663A7CCA


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554086

Geographic range:

  • Micropternus brachyurus brachyurus: Java
  • Micropternus brachyurus humei: NW India (Himachal Pradesh) to extreme w Nepal
  • Micropternus brachyurus jerdonii: Central and s peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  • Micropternus brachyurus phaioceps: C Nepal and e India to se Tibet, Myanmar, s China and s Thailand
  • Micropternus brachyurus williamsoni: southern and southernwestern Thailand
  • Micropternus brachyurus badiosus: Borneo and North Natuna Islands
  • Micropternus brachyurus fokiensis: S China and n Vietnam
  • Micropternus brachyurus holroydi: Hainan I. (s China)
  • Micropternus brachyurus annamensis: Laos, Cambodia and s Vietnam
  • Micropternus brachyurus badius: Malay Peninsula south to Sumatra, including Nias Island, Bangka and Belitung
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English:
Rufous Woodpecker
Catalan:
Picot rogenc
Czech:
datel rezavý
Danish:
Rustfarvet Spætte
German:
Rötelspecht
Spanish:
Carpintero Rufo
Spanish (Spain):
Carpintero Rufo
Finnish:
aasiantöyhtötikka
French:
Pic brun
Croatian:
pjegavogrla žuna
Icelandic:
Mauraspæta
Italian:
Picchio rossiccio
Japanese (romaji):
kurichagera
Japanese:
クリチャゲラ
Lithuanian:
Rusvasis kuoduotasis genys
Dutch:
Rosse Specht
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Maurspett
Norwegian:
Maurspett
Polish:
rdzawodrwal
Portuguese:
pica-pau-ruivo
Russian:
Рыжий дятел
Slovak:
mravcožlna krátkochvostá
Serbian:
Kratkorepi crveni detlić
Swedish:
rostspett
Ukrainian:
Ятла руда
Chinese:
栗啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
栗啄木


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pic brun ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pic brun ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2015:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2016:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2017:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2018:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 2]
Clements, version 2019:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 2]
eBird version 1.50:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 2]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Micropternus brachyurus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Micropternus brachyurus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Micropternus brachyurus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Celeus brachyurus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Celeus brachyurus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Micropternus brachyurus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Bengali: খয়রা কাঠকুড়ালি, িয়যা কাঠকুড়াচর
Bengali (transliteration): khaẏarā kāṭhakuṛāli
Catalan: Picot rogenc
Czech: Datel mravencožravý, datel rezavý
Danish: Rustfarvet Spætte
German: Ameisenspecht, Rostspecht, Rötelspecht
English: Brown Woodpecker, Rufous Woodpecker
English, HBW: Rufous Woodpecker
English (IOC): Rufous Woodpecker
English (United States): Rufous Woodpecker
Esperanto: Ruĝeca pego
Spanish: Carpintero Rufo
Spanish (Spain): Carpintero Rufo
Spanish (HBW): Rufous Woodpecker
Estonian: sipelgarähn
Finnish: Aasiantöyhtötikka
French: Pic brun
Croatian: pjegavogrla žuna
Indonesian: Pelatuk Kijang
Icelandic: Mauraspæta
Italian: Picchio rossastro, Picchio rossiccio
Japanese (romaji): kuri-cha gera, kurichagera
Japanese: クリチャゲラ
Japanese (Kanji): 栗茶啄木鳥
Kabardian: жыгыуӀугъуэплъ
Kirghiz: чолок куйрук доңкулдак
Scientific: Celeus brachyurus, Celeus brachyurus brachyurus, Micropternus brachyurus, Micropternus brachyurus brachyurus, Micropterus brachyurus, Picus brachyurus
Lithuanian: Rusvasis kuoduotasis genys
Malayalam: ചെമ്പൻ മരംകൊത്തി, ചെമ്പന്‍  മരംകൊത്തി 
Malay: Belatok Kecil, Belatuk Biji Nangka, Belatuk Kecil, Burung Belatok Biji Nangka, Burung Belatuk Biji Nangka
Nepali: सानो तामे लाहा“चे
Dutch: Rosse Specht
Norwegian Nynorsk: Maurspett
Norwegian: Maurspett
Polish: dzieciol rdzawy, dzięcioł rdzawy, rdzawodrwal
Pinyin: lì zhuó-mù-niǎo
Portuguese: pica-pau-ruivo
Portuguese (Portugal): pica-pau-ferrugíneo
Russian: Рыжий дятел
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Borath Koda-karela
Slovak: mravcožlna krátkochvostá, vlikáč krátkochvostý
Serbian: Kratkorepi crveni detlić
Swedish: Rostspett
Tamil: Karum Sivappu Maram Kothi
Thai: นกหัวขวานสีตาล
Thai (Transliteration): nók hŭa-kʰwăan sĭi-taan
Turkish: Kızıl ağaçkakan
Ukrainian: Ятла руда
Vietnamese: Chim Gõ kiến nâu, Gõ kiến nâu
Chinese: 栗啄木鳥, 栗啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 栗啄木, 栗啄木鳥

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