Black Rumped Flameback

Posted by SAURAV CHAKRABORTY on Sun May 30, 2021 12:54 pm

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Common Name: Black Rumped Flameback / Lesser Flameback / Lesser Goldenback Woodpecker
Scientific Name : Dinopium benghalense
Family: Picidae
IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

It is one of the few woodpeckers that are seen in urban areas, which has a characteristic rattling-whinnying call and an undulating flight. It is the only golden-backed woodpecker with a black throat. The Black-rumped Flameback is a widespread and common resident breeder in much of South Asia.

Shot @ Outskirts Santiniketan_West Bengal_India

Nikon D750
Nikon 500mm f5.6 PF
f11_1/2000sec_ISO 3200
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by Ron Day on Sun May 30, 2021 1:48 pm
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A great-looking woodpecker with beautiful color, Saurav! I'm amazed at the woodpeckers in your part of the world.

by Carol Clarke on Sun May 30, 2021 3:25 pm
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A superb capture of this very striking and colourful woodpecker, Saurav! Beautifully done!

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by ADKShooter on Sun May 30, 2021 7:45 pm
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Really a very interesting looking woodpecker. In overall form, it appears similar to our Pileated Woodpecker although it's hard to tell the size of the Flameback in comparison. It is a great looking woodpecker and you photographed it beautifully to show the "flame" back which undoubtedly gives the woodpecker it's name.

by Karl Egressy on Sun May 30, 2021 8:38 pm
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Nice description and a nice looking Woodpecker image.

by paul fletcher on Sun May 30, 2021 9:51 pm
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A very nice image, in all aspects, Saurav. Great colours throughout.

by david fletcher on Mon May 31, 2021 10:26 am
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Beautiful image Saurav! Lovely bird too.
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by Todd Bauer on Mon May 31, 2021 12:09 pm
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I'm guessing these are wary birds. Outstanding.
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by SAURAV CHAKRABORTY on Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:43 am
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Thank you all for appreciation, also thanks for EP.
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by Mary Brun on Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:13 pm
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A really wonderful image, with stunning colors.

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