22 November, 2009

Crimson-Winged Woodpecker

21st November 2009, Kemensah, Selangor


Last Saturday and Sunday were spent birding at Taman Rimba Ampang so this week I’m back at the local turf, Kemensah. This is our prized catch from Saturday.

3 Crimson-Winged Woodpeckers (Picus puniceus)  local name : Belatuk Dusun, were foraging for food along a tree trunk . This  is a male with the red  patch on the cheek.

The colours are  so intense that he doesn’t look real. Believe me it’s not a stuffed toy, he‘s real!