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The rufous woodpecker (Micropternus brachyurus) belongs to the family Picidae under the order Piciformes.

Rufous woodpecker taxonomy

The family Picidae comprises woodpeckers, piculets, wrynecks and sapsuckers. 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 Picidae contains four subfamilies, viz., Jynginae, Nesoctitinae, Picumninae and Picinae. The subfamily Picinae contains 31 genera, including the genus Micropternus.

The genus Micropternus was first described by Edward Blyth (23 December 1810 – 27 December 1873), an English zoologist, in the year 1845. The genus Micropternus is monotypic and contains one species, Micropternus brachyurus.

The species Micropternus brachyurus was first introduced (as Picus brachyurus) by Louis Pierre Vieillot (May 10, 1748 – August 24, 1830), a French ornithologist, in the year 1818. The species Micropternus brachyurus is polytypic and comprises ten subspecies.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Micropternus brachyurus
Species:M. brachyurus
Rufous woodpecker - Micropternus brachyurus
1.Rufous woodpecker - Micropternus brachyurus 300
Photo by Prajwalkm

Micropternus brachyurus
2.Rufous woodpecker - Micropternus brachyurus
Photo by Jason Thompson

Micropternus brachyurus
3.Rufous woodpecker - Micropternus brachyurus
Photo by Rahul Alvares

Micropternus brachyurus
4.Rufous woodpecker - Micropternus brachyurus
Photo by Yunus Mony

Micropternus brachyurus
5.Rufous woodpecker - Micropternus brachyurus
Photo by Yunus Mony

Micropternus brachyurus
6.Rufous woodpecker - Micropternus brachyurus
Photo by Fazlul1983

Micropternus brachyurus
7.Rufous woodpecker - Micropternus brachyurus
Photo by Lip Kee

Micropternus brachyurus
8.Micropternus brachyurus
Photo by J.M.Garg

Micropternus brachyurus
9.Micropternus brachyurus
Photo by Airfoiln
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1.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Prajwalkm | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 5/23/18
2.Source: (cropped)
Author: Jason Thompson | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 5/23/18
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Author: Rahul Alvares | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 5/23/18
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Author: Yunus Mony | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 5/23/18
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Author: Yunus Mony | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 5/23/18
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Author: Fazlul1983 | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 5/23/18
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Author: Lip Kee | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 5/23/18
8.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 5/23/18
9.Source: (cropped)
Author: Airfoiln | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 5/23/18
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