Meiglyptes tristis (Horsfield, 1821)

White-rumped woodpecker, Buff-rumped woodpecker



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Meiglyptes tristis tristis (Horsfield, 1821)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1880

Rediscovered in 2010 (Hume & Walters, 2012)

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Java (western), Indonesia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

(Horsfield) 1821 Trans.Linn.Soc.London(1) 13 Pt1 p.177

Other references:

BirdLife International. (2014). Meiglyptes tristis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. ( Downloaded on 30 July 2014.

Hume, Julian Pender and Walters, Michael. (2012). Extinct Birds. London: T & AD Poyser.

Kurnianto, Agung Sih, Firmansyah, Puji and Kurniawan, Nia. (2016). Recent records of the enigmatic Endangered White-rumped Woodpecker [i]Meiglyptes tristis[/i] in East Java province, Indonesia. BirdingASIA 25: 95-97.


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