07 November, 2009

Orange-Backed Woodpecker- a lovely couple

7th November 2009, Kemensah, Selangor
camera & lens pinjam  dgn Rosman



We started the day with this couple, Orange-Backed Woodpeckers (Reinwardtipicus validus). I have shot the female bird before but never the male.

The male landed on the same spot  where the female  had been after she called  for him from a higher perch. It got me quite confused (looking at the photos) thinking that they were the same bird.

Notice the stronger red on the underparts, cheek and crown of the male.


The  only shot of the male. He landed for about 5 sec. before flying off with the female.

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