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Woodpeckers stamps from Malaysia

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Pos Malaysia has issued three stamps and a miniature sheet depicting local woodpeckers. The following species are featured on the stamps: Banded Woodpecker, Common Flameback Woodpecker, Lesser Yellownape Woodpecker, White-bellied Woodpecker.

The Banded Woodpecker (Picus miniaceus) is a species of bird found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

The Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense) is a species living in Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

The Lesser Yellownape (Picus chlorolophus) is a type of woodpecker which is a widespread and often common breeder in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to south China and Sumatra. This is a jungle species.

The White-bellied Woodpecker (Dryocopus javensis) is found in evergreen forests of tropical Asia. Many island forms are endangered, some are extinct. Populations differ in the distribution and extent of white. They are among the largest of the Asiatic woodpeckers.

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