Vijay Mohan Raj


White-naped Woodpecker © Vijay Mohan Raj

White-naped Woodpecker
(Chrysocolaptes festivus)



Image details
1/200 sec, f/8;  ISO 400
Canon 40D, Canon 500 F4 L IS USM
Location: Sirsi, Karnataka
Date: 31 August  2008

Shoot details

Species details
This 29cm woodpecker is found in the deciduous forests of central and southern India and is endemic to the sub-continent.  The female is unique amongst flamebacks by having a yellow crest. Pictured here is the male.

A Birds of India presentation


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