Picidae

Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker / Indian Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos nanus (Vigors, 1832)

Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker / Indian Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos nanus (Vigors, 1832)

Local Name: Bharati Nano Lakkad-khod / Jhinako Lakkad Khod (Gujarati); Siru Maramkotti (Tamil); Chitta Suruti Pachhi (Telegu); Bhura-sir Kathfoda (Hindi); Butka Sutar (Marathi)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

©Arabinda Pal
Raika hill, Purulia, 26/01/2019

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Darjeeling Pied Woodpecker/ Darjeeling Woodpecker Dendrocopos darjellensis

Darjeeling Pied Woodpecker/ Darjeeling Woodpecker Dendrocopos darjellensis

Local Name: Sadyer mong prek (Lepcha)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult Male

©Ajoy Kumar Dawn
Lava, Kalimpong, 24/02/2016

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Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla Linnaeus, 1758

Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla Linnaeus, 1758

Local Name: Ramchireya(Hindi), Metho Kath Thokra / Bonkimgreeb(Bengali)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

©Arabinda Pal
Rajarhat Wetland, North 24 Parganas, 16/12/2016

Adult

©Arabinda Pal
Jhargram Forest, Jhargram, 09/12/2018

Adult

©Binay Kr Rungta
Jhalda, Purulia, 06/10/2012

Adult

©Chiranjib Dutta
Baidybati DVC Canal, Hugli/Hooghly, 21/01/2018

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Fulvous-breasted Pied Woodpecker/Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker/Spot-breasted Woodpecker/Freckle-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos macei Vieillot, 1818

Fulvous-breasted Pied Woodpecker/Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker/Spot-breasted Woodpecker/Freckle-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos macei Vieillot, 1818

Local Name:

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult male

©Arabinda Pal
Daspur, Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 30/10/2016

Adult male

©Arabinda Pal
Daspur, Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 05/06/2017

Male adult

©Jyotirmoy Poddar
Chawkbazar, Hugli/Hooghly, 18/03/2020

Female adult

©Jyotirmoy Poddar
Chawkbazar, Hugli/Hooghly, 23/03/2020

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Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker/Lesser Flameback / Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense Linnaeus, 1758

Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker/Lesser Flameback / Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense Linnaeus, 1758

Local Name: Bangla Kaththokra(Bengali), Sunahara Kathphorwa(Hindi)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

©Arabinda Pal
Daspur, Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 18/07/2016

Adult female

©Jyotirmoy Poddar
Chawkbazar, Hugli/Hooghly, 26/04/2020

Sonali kaththokra

©Sayantan Ghosh
Chandannagar, Hugli/Hooghly, 12/04/2020

Sonali kaththokra

©Sayantan Ghosh
Chandannagar, Hugli/Hooghly, 29/03/2020

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Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 01/04/2014

Lesser Yellow-naped Woodpecker / Lesser Yellownape / Small Yellow-naped Woodpecker Picus chlorolophus Vieillot, 1818

Lesser Yellow-naped Woodpecker / Lesser Yellownape / Small Yellow-naped Woodpecker Picus chlorolophus Vieillot, 1818

Local Name: Chhoto Holdesithi Kaththokra / Chhoto Holdekurhali (Bangla); Choti Pili Guddi Ka Kathfoda (Hindi)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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©Uma Dutta
Ranapratap, durgapur , Paschim Bardhaman, 24/12/2019

Adult

©Sagar Adhurya
Sudhanyakhali, Sundarban Tiger Reserve, South 24 Paraganas, 03/11/2019

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Rufous Woodpecker Micropternus brachyurus Vieillot, 1818

Rufous Woodpecker Micropternus brachyurus Vieillot, 1818

Local Name: Lal Kaathphora(Hindi), Kath thokra(Bengali), Daoja gadaiya tunti(Assam), Keedighar lakkad khod(Gujrati), Tambus Sutar(Marathi), Maramkotti, Thachchan kuruvi, Maram tolachhi(Tamil), Chempan maramkotti(Malayalam), Dumburu kerella(Sinhala)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult

©Arabinda Pal
Daspur, Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 10/08/2016

Adult

©Subhajit Roy
Bardhaman, Purba Bardhaman, 12/07/2015

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Streak-throated Woodpecker/Little Scaly-bellied Green Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus (J.E. & G.R. Gray, 1846)

Streak-throated Woodpecker/Little Scaly-bellied Green Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus (J.E. & G.R. Gray, 1846)

Local Name:

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Male

©Madhurima Banerjee
Rajpur, South 24 Paraganas, 17/01/2020

Adult male

©Arabinda Pal
Shyamkhola, South 24 Paraganas, 15/02/2017

Adult Male

©Arabinda Pal
Bhagwanpur, Paschim Medinipur/West Midnapore, 22/03/2017

Adult

©Madhurima Banerjee
Thakurpukur, Kolkata, 13/05/2018

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Yellow-fronted Pied Woodpecker/Yellow-crowned Woodpecker/Mahratta Woodpecker Leiopicus mahrattensis

Yellow-fronted Pied Woodpecker/Yellow-crowned Woodpecker/Mahratta Woodpecker Leiopicus mahrattensis

Local Name: হলদেচাঁদি কাঠকুড়ালি(Bangla)

IUCN threatened Category: Least Concern [LC]


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Adult female

©Arabinda Pal
Sudhunia Hill, Bankura, 04/06/2017

Male making nest

©Arabinda Pal
Raika hill, Purulia, 28/01/2019

seen in a pair

©Oishik Roy
Pakhi Pahar, Purulia, 09/02/2019

Adult Female

©Subhadeep Saha
MAMC, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 26/01/2019

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Yellow-crowned woodpecker.

©Kaustav Khan
Purulia, West Bengal, India., Purulia, 26/01/2019

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