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Black-rumped flameback

Dinopium benghalense

Description:

The black-rumped flameback is a large species at 26–29 cm in length. It has a typical woodpecker shape, and the golden yellow wing coverts are distinctive. The rump is black and not red as in the greater flameback. The underparts are white with dark chevron markings. The black throat finely marked with white immediately separates it from other golden backed woodpeckers in the Indian region. The head is whitish with a black nape and throat, and there is a greyish eye patch. Unlike the greater flameback it has no dark moustachial stripes.

Habitat:

Inside IIM Trichy campus, Tamilnadu.

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6 Comments

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thanks fort the nomination AshleyT :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 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!

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thank you DrNamgyalT.Sherpa :)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Fantastic capture!

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thank you
Jim Nelson :)

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 5 years ago

Well done, Nidhin...great photography!

Nidhin Basheer
Spotted by
Nidhin Basheer

Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Dec 12, 2016
Submitted on Dec 12, 2016

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