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Crimson-winged Woodpecker, Picus puniceus, Pelatuk Sayap Merah

Picus puniceus


Medium-sized (25 cm), green and red. Adults: long red crested with yellow tip, green body with red wings and tail black, yellow throats. Males: malar stripe red, beige stripes on the side of the stomach and abdomen (females; thicker). Primary feather inner leaves white spots. Young birds: red crown without. Iris reddish brown, brown top half and bottom half yellow, green legs.


Rather common bird to a height of 900 m. Stay in the canopy of primary forest and secondary forests, gardens, beaches and bush. Cluck like a short. Eat ants and termites, including eggs and tempayaknya. In Central Java was recorded in September. Two grains of white eggs are laid on the rotten tree

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ErykHendrianto 8 years ago

thank you
the resolution is not good enough because it's use a pocket camera

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Nice colors..

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Bali, Indonesia

Spotted on Sep 4, 2010
Submitted on May 14, 2013

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