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Banded woodpecker

Picus miniaceus

Description:

The Banded woodpecker is a medium-sized woodpecker with a distinctive yellow-nape, and presently the only yellow-naped woodpecker in Singapore. Both sexes have a red crown, and the male (as seen here) also has red on the neck sides.

Habitat:

Primary forest (Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, one of the largest patches of primary rainforest left in Singapore)

Notes:

This bird is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand. Also recently often sighted in Singapore is the Crimson-winged Woodpecker (Picus puniceus); this species is predominantly olive-green and can be distinguished by its blue eye-ring. Ref.: A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Singapore, Li et al., John Beaufoy Publishing, 2013

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41 Comments (1–25)

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 3 years ago

A real beauty

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Thank you James and Leuba! It's nice to be reminded of this guy in the middle of the northern hemisphere winter.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

I missed this one - what a beauty ! SOTD of course. Congratulations !!

James McNair
James McNair 3 years ago

Love this bird....wow how blessed you are to see such things!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Thanks ashutosh!

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 4 years ago

Lovely spotting!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Thank you sintija!

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 4 years ago

Very lovely photos! :))

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Thank you Rieko!

RiekoS
RiekoS 4 years ago

Very nice.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Thanks Adi!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 4 years ago

Aww.she s so cute :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Thanks Malcolm!

Congratulations on SOTD Daniele.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Thank you Larry!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 4 years ago

Great spotting and information Daniele!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Thanks for all the last kind comments!

staccyh
staccyh 4 years ago

Congrats on sotd! Great photos you have here.

JillBlack
JillBlack 4 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD Daniele awesome capture

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Lovely spotting. Congratulations Daniele.

LoraEberhardt
LoraEberhardt 4 years ago

Beautiful bird

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

Congrats, Daniele. This is wonderful. Such a beauty.

TinaWest
TinaWest 4 years ago

Beautiful bird, congrats!

PieterColpaert
PieterColpaert 4 years ago

Beautiful! Congrats Daniele!

Awesome capture Danièle,just beautiful,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Singapore

Lat: 1.35, Long: 103.78

Spotted on Apr 4, 2014
Submitted on Jul 11, 2014

Reference

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