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Laced Woodpecker

Laced Woodpecker
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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: 2010-08-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-06 3:55
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Laced Woodpecker
(Picus vittatus) 花腹绿啄木鸟
Size: 30 cm

Note green wings with streaks on lower under-parts and wing edges; male has red crown.

A shrill, explosive kweeck.

It occurs in primary as well as secondary forest, from lowlands to lower mountain altitudes, and scrub. On the Malay Peninsula, mainly found in coastal forests, coconut groves and mangroves. Its move low and often hops on the ground to feed on ants and other invertebrates.

Common breeding resident throughout Singapore

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