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White Naped Woodpecker - Female

White Naped Woodpecker - Female
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Copyright: Akshay Harith (S_Akshay) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 14 N: 130] (729)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Canon 100-400 mm f/1:4.5-5.6 IS USM L
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/750 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-20 1:01
Viewed: 4362
Points: 8
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Hello friends,
This was taken yesterday. I have many pictures of this bird but this one is the best. I have used a tripod for support and a remote to trigger.

Some info of this bird, according to Wikipedia.

The White-naped Woodpecker, Chrysocolaptes festivus, is a woodpecker which is a widespread but scarce breeder in India and Sri Lanka.

This flameback is a species associated with open forest and scrub with some trees. It nests in a tree hole, laying one or two white eggs.

The White-naped Woodpecker is a large species at 29 cm in length. It is a typical woodpecker shape. The white hind neck extends down the back, and the black shoulder patches also continue onto the back to form a V-shape bordering the white. The rest of the upperparts and wings are golden yellow. The rump and tail are black, and the underparts are white with dark chevron markings. The head is whitish with a dark moustache stripe and a black eye patch that extends down the neck sides.

The adult male White-naped Woodpecker has a red crown and females have a yellow crown. Young birds are colored like the female, but duller.

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Fantastic capture of this White-naped Woodpecker, Akshay! Well done!
George Veltchev

Good shot.
Very beatiful woodpecker.

Hi Akshay,
i like wood pecker and here you show us really a beautyful one. Good shot.

Akshay - a great capture i must admit. excellent sharpness and a fantastic POV. THe colors are really splendid. TFS

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