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Common Flameback (female)

Common Flameback (female)
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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, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-05 0:51
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Points: 2
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Common Flameback
(Dinopium javenense)
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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Dear Ang Hwee,
A nice clean-cut photo of this wood-pecker.

The excellent focus offers many details of the beautiful bird, and the natural colours make it a pleasure to view your work.

It is really interesting, that wood-peckers have specially cushioned brains to avoid the animal getting brain damage...

I like your photo very much - may be a little less bold copyright could enhance the image.

Have a nice day
Warm greetings from South Africa

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