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Yungipicus moluccensis moluccensis(Gmelin, JF, 178)

Sunda pygmy woodpecker

Image acquired with permission from the Natural History Museum at Tring, United Kingdom. Specimen collected by A. R. Wallace. Specimen locality: Sumatra
Label transcription: [Collected by A.R. Wallace. 1861. Picus auritus. Eyton. ♂ Sumatra. 14 / auritus. Eyton. tail bk. red eyes am. nat. hist. XVI. p. 229. (1845) allied sp. Sondaicus. Wall.] [No. Brit. Mus. Reg. ♂ ad. lyngipicus auritus (Eyton) Loc. Sumatra Excoll. A.R.Wallace.]

Species known to occur in Singapore.
Imaged Wallace Specimen from Sumatra.

Taxon Information

Vertebrata: Aves: Piciformes: Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Taxon Name (original as given on label):
Lyngipicus auritus
A.R. Wallace
Locality of Specimen:
Specimen Repository:
Natural History Museum Tring