Grey-headed woodpecker Picus canus, from here.

Belongs within: Picidae.

The Picini is an assemblage of often greenish woodpeckers found in Eurasia. Species of the genus Picus are often more or less ground-feeders.

    |--Chrysocolaptes Blyth 1843 [Chrysocolaptini] B94
    |    |--C. sultaneus [incl. C. strictus] S89
    |    `--C. lucidus S02
    |--Dinopium Rafinesque 1814 [incl. Tiga Kaup 1836; Tigini] B94
    |    |--D. benghalense S02
    |    |--‘Tiga’ intermedia S89
    |    `--D. javanense RD02 [=T. javanensis S89]
    `--Picus Linnaeus 1758 M02 [incl. Gecinus Boie 1831 B94; Gecinini]
         |--P. atratus S89
         |--P. awokera T89
         |--P. canus Gmelin 1788 M02
         |    |--P. c. canus VP89
         |    `--P. c. sobrinus VP89
         |--P. chlorolophus S02
         |--P. flavinucha A61
         |--P. gaudryi Depéret 1887 [=Zygodactylus gaudryi] M02
         |--P. minor D66
         |--P. peregrinabundus Umans’ka 1981 M02
         |--P. viridanus Blyth 1843 W66 [=Gecinus viridanus S89]
         |--P. viridis Linnaeus 1758 M02
         `--P. xanthopygaeus S02

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A61] Austin, O. L., Jr. 1961. Birds of the World: A survey of the twenty-seven orders and one hundred and fifty-five families. Paul Hamlyn: London.

[B94] Bock, W. J. 1994. History and nomenclature of avian family-group names. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 222: 1-281.

[D66] Dresser, H. E. 1866. Notes on the breeding of the booted eagle (Aquila pennata). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1866: 377-380.

[M02] Mlíkovský, J. 2002. Cenozoic Birds of the World. Part 1: Europe. Ninox Press: Praha.

[RD02] Robin, V. V., & P. Davidar. 2002. The vertical stratification of birds in mixed species flocks at Parambikulam, south India: a comparison between two habitats. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 99 (3): 389-399.

[S89] Salvadori, T. 1889. Viaggio di Leonardo Fea nella Birmania e nelle regioni vicine. XIX. – Uccelli raccolti nei Monti Carin a nord-est di Tounghoo, nel Pegù presso Rangoon e Tounghoo e nel Tenasserim presso Malewoon. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Serie 2a 7: 369-438.

[S02] Santharam, V. 2002. Fruit and nectar resources in a moist deciduous forest and their use by birds – a preliminary report. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 99 (3): 537-543.

[T89] Takeshita, N. 1989. Nihon no Yachoo. Kogakukan: Tokyo.

[VP89] Viney, C., & K. Phillipps. 1989. Birds of Hong Kong 5th ed. Government Printer: Hong Kong.

[W66] Walden, A. 1866. Notes on birds collected in Tennasserim and in the Andaman Islands. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1866: 537-556.

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