Lesser Yellow-naped Woodpecker

This is a jungle species which nests in a tree hole, laying two to four white eggs. Like other woodpeckers, this species has a straight pointed bill, a stiff tail to provide support against tree trunks, and zygodactyl or “yoked feet, with two toes pointing forward, and two backward. The long tongue can be darted forward to capture insects.

The Lesser Yellow-naped Woodpecker is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Small Yellow-naped Woodpecker, Lesser Yellow-naped Woodpecker, Ceylon Yellow-naped Woodpecker Bird Family : Picidae - Wrynecks, piculets, woodpeckers & flamebacks Bird Group : PICIFORMES Red Data Status : Unspecified Remarks : Saw this female Lesser Yellonape diligently digging a hole, presumably preparing to nest. When we checked again in the afternoon and the following morning, the bird was not seen. More

Order : Piciformes
Family : Picidae
Genus : Picus
Species : chlorolophus
Authority : Vieillot, 1818