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Great Slaty Woodpecker, fem Alternate name
Mulleripicus pulverulentus Scientific name 
Piciformes Order
Picidae Family   
48–50 cm Probably the worlds largest living woodpeker. Length
Forest, swamp forest, mangrove & moist savanna below 1,100 m Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Bangka, Island of Borneo, Java, Natuna Islands, Sumatra, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Palawan, Tibet. Singapore, Thailand & Vietnam. Habitat-Altitude-Range
2–4 eggs;   incubation & care by both parents. Clutch  
Insects, larvae. Food   Diet
750 World Number

Least Concern


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Embedded sound Great Slaty Woodpecker calls (Mulleripicus pulverulentus)David Edwards XC24568 2-2008, Cambodia

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