Common Name: Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker
Scientific Name: Dendrocopos macei
Nepali Name: Kasthakut ( काष्ठकूट )
Size: 18-19cm (size)
Location: Sitapaila, Kathmandu
Found normally under 2500 m above sea level this one was spotted in Sitapaila which is slowly being turned into an urban area. Looks like the ever so expanding settlement in Kathmandu is slowly impacting nature and wildlife as well.
The cheeks have black lines and the crown/forehead is red in males and black in females.
Please feel free to comment below if the above species has been misidentified.