1/1600 sec, f/5.6; E/V -1/3; ISO
Canon 40D, Canon 300mm f2.8 IS plus 2xTC
Location: B R Hills, Karnataka
Date: 29 March 2008
traveling through the reserve forest of B R Hills when we came across a
lot of bird activity around our car. Lots of insects were flying and
jumping around and different species of birds were feasting on them. One
of these species was this Yellow Crowned Woodpecker. We followed it from
one tree to another and then it caught this huge cricket. Surprisingly
it didn't ate it instantly, instead it held it in it's beak for sometime
and that gave us the opportunity to freeze this beautiful moment.
Yellow-crowned is a widespread pied woodpecker which favours a dry and
open habitat. The 18cm male is pictured here. The female lacks red
in the crown and ventral area.
Birds of India presentation
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