Common Flameback (male)
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Size: 28 cm
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.
It call is similar to but higher pitch than Black-Rumped Woodpecker.
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.
Common breeding resident throughout Singapore
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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. :)