Native Animals
 

Chrysophlegma flavinucha

Greater Yellownape Woodpecker
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List
ver 3.1, 2018
QR Code
SSN 63149
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Taxonomy

The taxanomic status is pending for approval

Description

Measuring around 34 cm in length, the Greater Yellownape Woodpecker can be identified by the golden yellow nuchal crest and dark brown flight feathers with black bars on it. It also has olive-green upperparts, black tail, greyish underparts and dark brown crown together with greyish brown sides of head. The male species can easily be distinguished by the colour of the malar stripe, which is yellow for male and brown for female. It produces a single loud call of ‘keeeou’ (Strange & Jeyarajasingam, 1993; Jeyarajasingam & Pearson, 2012).

The Greater Yellownape Woodpecker can be found across the Oriental region ranging from the Himalayas to southern China through South-East Asia to Sumatra. In Peninsular Malaysia, this species is a common inhabitant of montane forest and can also be seen along the forest edges (Strange & Jeyarajasingam, 1993; Jeyarajasingam & Pearson, 2012). 

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Artificial - Terrestrial → Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest
Suitable Resident
2
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Suitable Resident
3
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest
Suitable Resident
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Location

by State Location
  • Pahang 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Biodiversity Experts

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Abdul Rahman (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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Azmi Mat Ali (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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Ismail Bin Hj. Mamat (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
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Mohd Abdul Muin Bin Md Akil (Mr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Rahmah Binti Ilias (Mrs.)
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Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Rosli Ramli (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
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Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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References

Book
  1. A Checklist of the Birds of Malaysia Second Edition, 2015. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society - Bird Conservation Council, Malaysia. pp. 60.
  2. Davison, G.W.H. & Chew, Y. F. (1995). A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. New Holand Ltd. pp. 144.
  3. Jeyarajasingam, A. & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford. pp. 449.
  4. Strange, M. & Jeyarajasingam, A. (1993). A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Sun Tree Publishing, Singapore. pp. 270.
  5. Jamaludin, H., Yatim, H.S.H., Abu Hashim, A.K., Saaban, S., Hassan, H., Othman, A. & Mohd Nor, D.H. (2007). Avifauna: Taman Negara: Senarai Spesies. Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara Malaysia (PERHILITAN), Malaysia. pp. 44.
  6. Omar, R. (2018). Birds of the Forests of Peninsular Malaysia: A Photographic Guide. Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, Malaysia. pp. 351.
  7. Rosla, M. (2014). Burung-burung di Semenanjung Malaysia: Hak Milik Kita yang Terlepas Pandang, Volume 1. Red Door To Hunt, Malaysia. pp. 369.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Fatin Qurratul 'ain Binti Saberam, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi & Mr. Tan Kok Kiat

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