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Black-rumped flameback woodpecker

Dinopium benghalense


An equally common species in the Peninsula. Distinctive golden yellow and black above, buffy white below streaked with black. The entire crown and occipital crest is crimson in the male, only partly so in the female.


This woodpecker is found in village groves and gardens and in lightly wooded country. Frequents light deciduous jungle, mango orchards and even semi-desert country with sparse scrub and stunted trees.

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Roy Arun
Roy Arun 4 years ago

Yep...with its red spiked hair like crest...😃 @Mel11............And Thanks to Neil Ross & Mel11

Mel11 4 years ago

What a super little bird. Makes one smile

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

Beautiful spotting, Roy. They are fine-looking birds.

Roy Arun
Roy Arun 4 years ago

😂you are right.....And thank you sir...

Tukup 4 years ago

Strange looking birds. But then, if I spent all day beating my head against a tree, I would look strange too. Nice catch Roy. Thanks for sharing.

Roy Arun
Roy Arun 4 years ago

Thank You Sir...It's all upon the inspiration I get from all of you.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 4 years ago

wow. Great find and pics.

Roy Arun
Spotted by
Roy Arun

Asansol, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Apr 21, 2014
Submitted on Apr 3, 2019

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