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BandedWoodpecker (M)

BandedWoodpecker (M)
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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: 2012-12-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-12 5:41
Viewed: 2276
Points: 6
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Banded Woodpecker
(Picus miniaceus) 镶红绿啄木鸟
Size: 25 cm - C/RB - Forests

Distinguished from Crimson-Winged Woodpecker by faint-black barring on its back and under-parts. Male has red malar patch and more distinct barring; note the strong legs and toes typical of all woodpecker.

A penetrating, descending peew.

Found in primary and secondary rainforest, forest edges, nearby plantation and sometimes gardens. Often sits high on a branch, calling regularly throughout the morning. It feeds high on large branches and sometimes low in scrub, mainly on ants. The nest hole is excavated in a dead tree.

Common breeding resident throughout Singapore

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2013-01-12 6:19]

Hi Ang

What a lovely shot of the Banded Woodpecker.
The detail, colour, detail and DOF is excellent.

  • Great 
  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-01-12 9:26]

Hola Ang, que belleza de foto y de especie, me encanta la composición, el BG, la luz y la expresión del ave; una foto perfecta para mi...saludos.

Hello Ang,
Excellent photograph, excellent sharpness, good composition, excellent background.
Matrix! No PP

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