First of all thanks a lot for your kind remarks.
What you said is absolutely right, a little more space in the front would have been helpful to identify the tree on which it was perching. Actually this one gave me hell of a time with it going in circles around the trunk. So the moment i got it on the side of the trunk moving upwards, i was busy trying to keep it in the frame without losing its head and tail, so failed to pay more attention to the sides.:)
By the way the the bird was on a papaya tree.
Lesser Goldenbacked Woodpecker (118) *