Suresh V S


Black-rumped Flameback © Suresh V S

Black-rumped Flameback
(Dinopium benghalense)



Image details
Canon EOS 300D, EF 100-400mm
Location: Koontangulam Lake, Tamil Nadu
Date: August 2004

Shoot details
This photograph was shot when I was scouting the dry Koontangulam IBA lake bed in Southern Tamilnadu.

Species details
This brightly coloured species is the most widespread and common woodpecker in the country. Equally at home in forests and city gardens, this species has a loud ringing call. The 29cm female is shown here. In the male the red extends to the forecrown.

A Birds of India presentation


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