Brown-capped Woodpecker

Brown-capped Woodpecker
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Dendrocopos
Species: D. nanus
Binomial name
Dendrocopos nanus
(Vigors, 1832)

The Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker (Dendrocopos nanus) is a species of woodpecker found in Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.


A small brown and white woodpecker with distinctive pink-rimmed white irises. Barred brown and white above, lightly streaked dirty white below. Tail spotted white. Paler brown crown (edged red in male) and eyestripes contrasting with white supercilia and cheeks.


  • BirdLife International (2004). Dendrocopos nanus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 10 May 2006.