Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker

A Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker, also known as Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium Benghalense), or Lesser Goldenback, is seen at a tree in side Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district. It is a woodpecker found widely distributed in the Indian Subcontinent. It is one of the few woodpeckers that are seen in urban areas. It has a characteristic rattling-whinnying call and an undulating flight. It is the only golden-backed woodpecker with a black throat and black rump. Pix by: Abdul Gani 


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