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Indian Pygmy Woodpecker

Yungipicus nanus (Vigors, NA 1832)

The brown-capped pygmy woodpecker or Indian pygmy woodpecker is a species of very small woodpecker found in Nepal, India and Sri Lanka. Some taxonomic authorities continue to place this species in the genus Dendrocopos or Picoides. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Piciformes
Family:
  Picidae
Genus:
   Yungipicus
Scientific:
  Yungipicus nanus


Original description

Citation:
  (Vigors, NA 1832)

Reference:
   Proc. Comm. Sci. Corres. Zool. Soc. London Part 1 no.14 p.172

Protonym:
  Picus nanus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12861582


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  DB8E1EC2E2DB3E71

Avibase ID:
  avibase-DB8E1EC2

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/DB8E1EC2


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 686184

Geographic range:

  • Yungipicus nanus nanus: northern India and Nepal
  • Yungipicus nanus hardwickii: peninsular India (except for Western Ghats)
  • Yungipicus nanus cinereigula: S India (Madras and Kerala)
  • Yungipicus nanus gymnopthalmos: Sri Lanka
English:
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker
Catalan:
Picot garser de l'Índia
Danish:
Brunisset Flagspætte
German:
Indienspecht
Spanish:
Pico crestipardo
Spanish (Spain):
Pico crestipardo
Finnish:
ruskolakkitikka
French:
Pic à calotte brune
Croatian:
indijski djetlić
Italian:
Picchio capobruno
Japanese (romaji):
chagashirakogera
Japanese:
チャガシラコゲラ
Dutch:
Indiase Bruinkapspecht
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Hinduspett
Norwegian:
Hinduspett
Polish:
dzięcioł brązowogłowy
Portuguese:
piquinho-indiano
Russian:
Бурошапочный острокрылый дятел
Slovak:
ďateľ indický
Serbian:
Smeđokapi detlić
Swedish:
hinduspett
Ukrainian:
дятел рудоголовий
Chinese:
褐头啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
褐頭斑啄木


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Picoides nanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Picoides nanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Picoides nanus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Picoides nanus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Picoides nanus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Picoides nanus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Picoides nanus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Picoides nanus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Picoides nanus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pic à calotte brune ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Brown-capped Woodpecker (Brown-capped) ( Dendrocopos moluccensis nanus/gymnophthalmus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Brown-capped Woodpecker (Brown-capped) ( Dendrocopos moluccensis nanus/gymnophthalmus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Picoides nanus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Picoides nanus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Picoides nanus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Indian Pygmy Woodpecker ( Picoides nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Brown-capped Woodpecker ( Dendrocopos nanus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker ( Yungipicus nanus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Dendrocopos nanus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Yungipicus [moluccensis or nanus] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Related taxa

Alternative arrangements:  1  2 

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Bengali: ফাদাচভচাুঁচদ কাঠকুড়াচর
Bengali (transliteration): bādāmicām̐di kāṭhakuṛāli
Catalan: Picot garser de l'Índia
Danish: Brunisset Flagspætte
German: Indienspecht
English: Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker, Brown-capped Woodpecker, Brown-capped Woodpecker (Brown-capped), Indian Pygmy Woodpecker
English, HBW: Indian Pygmy Woodpecker
English (India): Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker (Indian Pygmy Woodpecker)
English (IOC): Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
English (United States): Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker, Brown-capped Woodpecker
Esperanto: Brunkrona buntpego
Spanish: Pico crestipardo
Spanish (Spain): Pico crestipardo
Spanish (HBW): Brown-capped Woodpecker
Estonian: pisi-kirjurähn
Finnish: ruskolakkitikka
French: Pic à calotte brune
Croatian: indijski djetlić
Italian: Picchio capobruno
Japanese (romaji): chagashirakogera
Japanese: チャガシラコゲラ
Scientific: Dendrocopos moluccensis nanus, Dendrocopos moluccensis nanus/gymnophthalmus, Dendrocopos nanus, Dendrocopos nanus nanus, Picoides nanus, Picus moluccensis, Yungipicus nanus
Malayalam: തണ്ടാൻ മരംകൊത്തി, മുണ്ടന്‍   മരംകൊത്തി 
Nepali: पुन्टे काष्ठकूट
Dutch: Indiase Bruinkapspecht
Norwegian Nynorsk: Hinduspett
Norwegian: Hinduspett
Polish: dzięcioł brązowogłowy
Portuguese: piquinho-indiano
Portuguese (Portugal): pica-pau-de-touca-castanha
Russian: Бурошапочный острокрылый дятел
Slovak: ďateľ indický
Serbian: Smeđokapi detlić
Swedish: hinduspett
Tamil: Sinna Maram Kothi
Turkish: Kahverengi başlıklı ağaçkakan
Ukrainian: дятел рудоголовий
Chinese: 褐头啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 褐頭斑啄木

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