Buff-necked Woodpecker or scientifically known as Meiglyptes tukki, is a small woodpecker that can grow up 22 cm in length. It can be identified by its short blackish bill, uniform dark brown plumage together with narrow buff bars on mantle, wings, tails and entire underparts as well as buff neck patch. The male has red malar stripe while the female don’t have it. They are common in lowland and hill forests. It can be found in Sundaland, which covers from Myanmar, Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo. Their primary diet consists of ants and termites. Often this woodpecker will forage with other species flocks like Buff-rumped Woodpecker, Greater raket-tailed Drongo and Raffles Malkoha. The rapid rate of forest loss due illegal logging and land conversion is the main threat for the decline of this woodpecker. [Source: MyBIS].
Name: Buff-necked woodpecker
Scientific: Meiglyptes tukki
Malay: Belatok Tuki-tuki / Belatuk Leher Kuning / Belatuk Leher Kuning Langsat / Belatuk Tuki-tuki
IUCN Red List (v3.1, 2016): Near Threatened
Gear: SONY a1 + SEL200600G + SEL14TC.
Location: Hulu Langat, Selangor.
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