Common Flameback (female)
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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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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