Friday, 26 October 2012

Genus: Chrysophlegma

This Old World genus contains three species (Banded, Checker-throated, Greater Yellownape). All were formerly placed in the Picus. They are found in forests in SE Asia and are essentially arboreal. This Banded Woodpecker C. miniaceum was photographed by Neil Bowman.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Picid in Focus: White-winged Woodpecker

White-winged Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucopterus. This is a female, males have red nape patch. A central Asian species, this photo was taken in Kazakhstan by Sveta Ashby.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Picid in Focus: White-naped Woodpecker

Male White-naped Woodpecker Chrysocolaptes festivus. Male has red crown, female yellow crown. Photo taken in India by Sveta Ashby.