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Common Flameback Woodpecker

Common Flameback Woodpecker
Photo Information
Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-01-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-30 19:05
Viewed: 1041
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Flameback or common goldenback
(Dinopium javanense) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The spot-throated flameback is sometimes considered a subspecies.

Description and Ecology

A medium-sized, golden-backed woodpecker with long and solid black moustachial stripes. Both sexes have black eyestripes joined to black rear neck stripe. Male has red, female black crown. Black-scaled white underparts and red rump contrasting with black tail. Rather small bill and only three toes. The greater flameback (Chrysocolaptes lucidus) looks quite similar.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.


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Strange exotic bird Ram , very nice picture and interesting info.

Thanks for sharing.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-05-31 7:06]

Hi Ram,a rich composition with the woodpecker as a star,magnificent capture in a great quality,well sharp and whit bright colors.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-05-31 19:33]

Hello Ram,
What a unique looking woodpecker you have presented to us. I love it's colorful bright red raised crest which is something I have never seen on a woodpecker before. The beautiful golden yellow wing feathers in contrast to it's black and white body is very attractive. You managed to capture wonderful eye contact and even obtained a bit of catchlight. TFS.

Bonjour Ram,
C'est beau ; bien composé dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Ram,

very nice picture with great sharpness and warm colors and the bird looks so fantastic.


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