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Yellow-crowned woodpecker

Dendrocopos mahrattensis


Medium-sized, pale-headed, pied woodpecker. Upperparts black, heavily spotted and barred white. Underparts dark, steaked dingywithe with red belly patch. Irregular brown cheek and neck patches. Female has yellowish crown and nape. In male nape scarlet and fore-crown yellow.


Thickets like in the Goshala area of Tal Chappar, Churu, Rajasthan

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Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, male
Dendrocopos mahrattensis Yellow-crowned woodpecker

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Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

ChristosMaroulis 9 years ago


PramodCL 9 years ago

ForestDragon, Thanx for the ID help

Nayeli 9 years ago


Beautiful spotting!

Desmond.E.S.O 9 years ago

Nice photo!

ForestDragon 9 years ago

Beautiful find!

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Sujangarh, Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Nov 2, 2014
Submitted on Dec 4, 2014

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