Australia, he pointed out, has no woodpeckers and no pheasants, which are widely-spread Indian birds.
There were marks of an axe and of woodpeckers on the butt.
Then, of forms which are but weakly represented, we have the otherwise abundant thrushes (Turdidae), and, above all, the woodpeckers (Picidae), of which only very few species, out of 400, just cross the boundary and occur in Lombok, Celebes or the Moluccas, but are unknown elsewhere in the region."
Picidae, woodpeckers, cosmopolitan, excepting Madagascar and Australian region.
Grouse, quail, crows and woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus) furnish species characteristic of the state.