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Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker

Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-07-04 6:44
Viewed: 3780
Points: 10
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Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker
(Dendrocopus moluccensis) 褐头啄木鸟
Size: 13 cm

A very small black and white woodpecker; distinguished from similar Frey-Capped Woodpecker, Dendrocopus canicapillua, by its brown cap. The female has no thin red line behind the eye while male’s has it.

A short, penetrating trill, somewhat like a telephone ring.

Mainly a mangrove bird, but also occurs in open woodlands and nearby gardens. Adapts well to disturbed habitats and its expansion is possibly due to regional forest clearance. An active bird that always searching through the thin branches for minute invertebrate prey.

A very common resident and breeder throughout Singapore.

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Good picture. I liked the composition showing the pattern on the bird's wings. If i have to pick a nit.. then.. I feel the picture looks a bit soft ... Not a major issue... hope you don't mind :-)

Very beautiful activity. Congratulations on a great capture. And very well presented. Best wishes.

  • Great 
  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2011-07-04 11:21]

very well done.

interesting in-action shot!
great pov and details.


Ang, this is a great shot and moment. Excellent capture. Bill

Really great shot but it's a little bit soft. I decided to add workshop, check it out, hope you will like it and you won't mind.

Best regards,

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