Brown-capped (Indian) pygmy woodpecker images

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The brown-capped pygmy woodpecker (Picoides nanus) aka Indian pygmy woodpecker belongs to the family Picidae under the order Piciformes.

Brown-capped pygmy woodpecker taxonomy

The family Picidae was first described by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in the year 1820.

The family Picidae comprises four subfamilies, viz., Jynginae, Nesoctitinae, Picinae and Picumninae. The subfamily Picinae comprises several genera.

The subfamily Picinae was first described by Charles Lucien Jules Laurent Bonaparte, (24 May 1803 – 29 July 1857), a French biologist and ornithologist, in the year 1838.

The genus Picoides was first described by Bernard-Germain-Étienne de La Ville-sur-Illon, comte de Lacépède (26 December 1756 – 6 October 1825), a French naturalist, in the year 1799.

The species Picoides nanus (as Picus nanus) was described by Nicholas Aylward Vigors (1785 – 26 October 1840), an Irish zoologist and politician, in the year 1832.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Picoides nanus
Species:P. nanus
Picoides nanus
1.Brown-capped pygmy woodpecker - Picoides nanus
Image by Mike Prince


Picoides nanus
2.Brown-capped pygmy woodpecker - Picoides nanus
Image by Arun arunchs

Picoides nanus
3.Brown-capped pygmy woodpecker - Picoides nanus
Image by Hpunetha

Picoides nanus
4.Brown-capped pygmy woodpecker - Picoides nanus
Image by Mike Prince

Picoides nanus
5.Brown-capped pygmy woodpecker - Picoides nanus
Image by Davidvraju

Picoides nanus
6.Brown-capped pygmy woodpecker - Picoides nanus
Image by Antony Grossy


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1.Image source: (cropped)
Author: Mike Prince | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 10/6/17
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Author: Arun arunchs | License: CC BY 2.5
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Author: Hpunetha | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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Image author: Mike Prince | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 10/6/17
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Image author: Davidvraju | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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Image author: Antony Grossy | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 10/6/17
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