Monday, February 22, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
A female Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus hacked this hole in a tree right outside one of the tents in our camp in India. It made 3 visits, each about 2 minutes long, and this was the result. Despite the fact that the tree was fairly rotten, that is quick and impressive work.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Black-rumped Flameback)were common and easy to find others rare and hard work (eg.
Lesser Yellownape). Here is the list of those seen: Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus malayorum,
Heart-spotted Woodpecker Hemicircus canente,
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos nanus cinereigula,
Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus chlorigaster,
Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense puncticolle,
White-naped Woodpecker (Flameback) Chrysocolaptes festivus,
Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus socialis (a male in the photo here) and White-bellied Woodpecker Dryocopus javensis hodgsonii.
White-bellied Woodpecker was the number one target of my fellow woodpecker-searching companion Simon, and I really wanted to see that species, too, due to it being a close relative of Black Woodpecker. We spent many hours trying to track it down, heard it drumming, saw the signs, and wondered where they where. Then we finally found 2 males, on the final two days. It was well worth the hard work we put in.