Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Black-rumped Flameback Woodpecker feeding on our Coconut tree

A Black rumped Flameback Woodpecker feeding on our Coconut tree
In a winter afternoon I spotted this black-rumped flameback searching for its prey beneath the bark of one of our old coconut trees in the garden. This is the most common variety of woodpeckers found in the urban areas of Indian subcontinent. It is also called the lesser golden-backed woodpecker and easily identifiable by its black rump, white underparts, black throat with fine white dots, golden back, red crown and crest. The falling sun had beautifully but unfortunately lit the other side of this tree and the extensive zooming caused some loss of details. 


  1. You know so much about birds :/

    1. Honestly, I don't... you need to keep good terms with wikis ;-)


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