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Rufous-bellied Woodpecker

Dendrocopos hyperythrus

Description:

This woodpecker has a habit of making a series of small pits on the bark of trees to feed on the tree sap. I was lucky to spot one in the act and photograph this unique behavior. Their diet also consists of insects like Beetles, grasshoppers, locusts, crickets, moths, caterpillars, and spiders.

Habitat:

Oak and Rhododendron mixed forest in the Garhwal Himalayan range in India.

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Vipul Ramanuj
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Vipul Ramanuj

Chopta, Uttarakhand, India

Spotted on Feb 13, 2018
Submitted on Oct 23, 2020

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