Pygmy Woodpecker

Pygmy Woodpecker in South Korea

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Original source: ISAKA Yoji (cory)Comment:
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The Pygmy Woodpecker is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Pygmy Woodpecker, Dendrocopos kizuki, is a species of woodpecker found in Russia, China, North Korea, South Korea and Japan. Pygmy Woodpecker in South Korea References - 1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2008). Dendrocopos kizuki. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 21 February 2010. Stub icon This Piciformes-related article is a stub. More

Pygmy Woodpecker: smallest of the lot by Jagath Gunawardene Woodpeckers are members of the family Picidae and have a strong, pointed, chisel-like beak that is used to cut away the bark and wood of trees to extract small creatures on which they prey and to dig nest holes during breeding. They are arboreal (tree-living) in habits. Their feet have long toes, arranged in the zygodactyle manner, that is, two toes pointing forward and the other two pointed back. More

This Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker was photographed in a city park in Tokyo, Japan. Photo taken with a Nikkor 300mm EDAF f4.0 lens on Kodachrome 200 film. More

I followed a pair of Sunda Pygmy Woodpeckers and their offspring in May 2008 for almost 2 weeks until the chicks are fledged. The nesting hole was on a dead branch of Albizia tree about 5 meter off the ground and the tree is about 10 to 15 meters off a trail at Eastern Singapore. As the location is only suitable for morning shoot, I usually arrive at the site at about 7:15am and shoot for about 1 hour before going to work. More

Order : Piciformes
Family : Picidae
Genus : Dendrocopos
Species : kizuki
Authority : (Temminck, 1836)