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Sulawesi Pygmy Woodpecker
Yungipicus temminckii
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
Yungipicus nanus
  (Vigors, 1832)
Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
Yungipicus canicapillus
IOC 9.2

Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
Yungipicus nanus nanus
Tansa WLS, Maharashtra - 2019-08-08
© Björn Anderson

Field guides

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Warakagoda, D., Inskipp, C., Inskipp, T. and Grimmett, R.
Birds of Sri Lanka

Plate/page: 256

Grimmett, R., Inskipp, C. and Inskipp, T.
Birds of the Indian Subcontinent

Plate/page: 91

Rasmussen, P.C. and Anderton, J.C.
Birds of South Asia


  • Yungipicus nanus: Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018.
  • Yungipicus nanus: Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2019. IOC World Bird List (v 9.2). http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  • Grimmett, R., Inskipp, C. and Inskipp, T.: Birds of the Indian Subcontinent; Christopher Helm, 2011; ISBN:1-408-12763-6
  • Warakagoda, D., Inskipp, C., Inskipp, T. and Grimmett, R.: Birds of Sri Lanka; Helm Field Guides, 2012; ISBN:0-713-68853-X
  • Rasmussen, P.C. and Anderton, J.C.: Birds of South Asia; Lynx Edicions, 2005; ISBN:8-487-33467-9
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    Scientific Classification
    Kingdom Animals
    Phylum Chordates
    Class Birds
    Order Woodpeckers, Toucans, Honeyguides
    Family Woodpeckers
    Genus Yungipicus
    Species Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
    (Vigors, 1832)

      nanus (Vigors, 1832)
    ne Pakistan, w and n India and Bangladesh
      hardwickii (Jerdon, 1845)
    c India
      cinereigula (Malherbe, 1849)
    s India
      gymnopthalmos (Blyth, 1849)
    Sri Lanka
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    OR India, Sri Lanka
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