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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 5 years ago

A real beauty

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 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 5 years ago

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

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

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

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

Thanks ashutosh!

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 5 years ago

Lovely spotting!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

Thank you sintija!

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 5 years ago

Very lovely photos! :))

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

Thank you Rieko!

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago

Very nice.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 5 years ago

Thanks Adi!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Aww.she s so cute :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Thanks Malcolm!

Congratulations on SOTD Daniele.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Thank you Larry!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

Great spotting and information Daniele!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 6 years ago

Thanks for all the last kind comments!

staccyh
staccyh 6 years ago

Congrats on sotd! Great photos you have here.

JillBlack
JillBlack 6 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD Daniele awesome capture

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Lovely spotting. Congratulations Daniele.

LoraEberhardt
LoraEberhardt 6 years ago

Beautiful bird

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

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

TinaWest
TinaWest 6 years ago

Beautiful bird, congrats!

PieterColpaert
PieterColpaert 6 years ago

Beautiful! Congrats Daniele!

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

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Singapore

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

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