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Lesser Yellownape Woodpecker

Lesser Yellownape Woodpecker
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Copyright: Sujoy Bhawal (sujoybhawal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 406] (2181)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 100-400mm EF f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-01 4:15
Viewed: 3736
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This one is from a place named Binsar which is near to the Himalayan range. You can see lot of himalayan birds across this place and I was lucky to capture this yellownape early morning during a birdwatching trek. I hope you like the capture and thanks for standing by,

The Lesser Yellownape, Picus chlorolophus, is a type of woodpecker which is a widespread and often common breeder in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to south China and Sumatra.
This is a jungle species which nests in a tree hole, laying two to four white eggs. Like other woodpeckers, this species has a straight pointed bill, a stiff tail to provide support against tree trunks, and zygodactyl or “yoked" feet, with two toes pointing forward, and two backward. The long tongue can be darted forward to capture insects.
The Lesser Yellownape is a largish species at 27 cm in length. It has a typical woodpecker shape. The upperparts are green apart from the bright yellow tufted nape. The neck and breast are green and the belly is whitish, finely barred with green. The rump and tail are blackish.
The adult male Lesser Yellownape has a green head with a white throat. He has red markings above the eye and above the nape, and red moustachial stripes. Females have only a red patch above the ear coverts. Young birds are like the female, but duller. The subspecies occurring in peninsular India has a greyer head.
Three subspecies are known. Himalayan nominate, Peninsular chlorigaster, SL wellsi.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-01-01 6:03]

Great to see this fine and little known woodpecker image, good one with action. tfs.
Happy new year.

Great catch of this woodpecker, Sujoy. Love your focus against the muted blue sky.
Thanks and king regards,

Ciao Sujoy, lovelywoodpecker in nice actiomn, beautiful natural colors, splendid sharpness and wonderful details, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2012, ciao Silvio

Hi Sujoy,
very nice photo of this bird. Excellent light conditions. Perfect composition.
Happy New Year!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-01 8:33]

Hello Sujoy,
Very nice photo of this Lesser Yellownape, a special bird for TN. Taken from a very good POV in beautiful light and colours.
Happy New Year to you and your family,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-01-01 8:58]

Hi Sujoy.
What an amazing creature you managed to catch. Expression of its face is simply wonderful as well as fine lights, vivid colours and attractive, nicely exposed BG. Happy New Year and TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-01 12:53]

Hi Sujoy,not the top of sharpness but a very nice capture whit the best light for the best colors,very nice background too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Belated Happy New Year, Sujoy!
This species of Woodpeckers from Uttarkhand is new for me.
It is a good document even though the sharpness is upto the mark.

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