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Common Flameback (male)


Common Flameback (male)
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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: 2010-07-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-04 7:32
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Points: 4
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Common Flameback
(Dinopium javenense)
Size: 28 cm

Description:
A medium-sized, golden-backed woodpecker with long and solid black moustachial stripes. Both sexes have black eye-stripes join to the black rear neck stripe. Male has red crown while female has black crown. Black-scaled white under-parts and red rump contrasting with black tail. Rather small bill and has only 3-toes.

Voice:
It call is similar to but higher pitch than Black-Rumped Woodpecker.

Habits:
Inhabits damp woodland and mangroves. Feeds on invertebrates at all levels but mostly rather low. Itís often in mixed hunting groups. It Nest in self-made tree hole.
Distribution:
Common breeding resident throughout Singapore

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Hi Ang,
I have seen this type of woodpecker here in India also. But due to lack of proper gear for bird photography I am unable to capture. You have captured it very well with sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Beautiful capture Ang! The exposure really pulls this one out from the nice soft green background. Well done. :)

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