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The grey-capped woodpecker (Picoides canicapillus) belongs to the family Picidae under the order Piciformes.

Grey-capped 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. It comprises four subfamilies, viz., Jynginae, Nesoctitinae, Picumninae and Picinae.

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

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

The species Picoides canicapillus was first introduced (as Picus canicapillus) by Edward Blyth (23 December 1810 – 27 December 1873), an English zoologist, in the year 1845. It is a polytypic species comprising about eleven subspecies.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Picoides canicapillus
Species:P. canicapillus
Grey-capped pygmy woodpecker - Picoides canicapillus
1.Grey-capped pygmy woodpecker - Picoides canicapillus 351
Photo by Ron Knight


Grey-capped pygmy woodpecker - Picoides canicapillus
2.Grey-capped pygmy woodpecker - Picoides canicapillus
Photo by Dr. Raju Kasambe

Picoides canicapillus
3.Grey-capped pygmy woodpecker - Picoides canicapillus
Photo by David Cook

Picoides canicapillus
4.Grey-capped pygmy woodpecker - Picoides canicapillus
Photo by Ron Knight

Picoides canicapillus
5.Grey-capped pygmy woodpecker - Picoides canicapillus
Photo by Francesco Veronesi

Picoides canicapillus
6.Grey-capped pygmy woodpecker - Picoides canicapillus
Image by Dr. Raju Kasambe


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1.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Ron Knight | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 10/28/17
2.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Dr. Raju Kasambe | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
3.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: David Cook | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 10/28/17
4.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Ron Knight | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 10/28/17
5.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Francesco Veronesi | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 10/28/17
6.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Dr. Raju Kasambe | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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