Banded Woodpecker feeding

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“I watched this Banded Woodpecker (Chrysophlegma miniaceus) for a few minutes this evening.

“First I saw it foraging on a dry palm frond :

“Next it took some gulps of water, I think, from a tree hole:

“Then it slurped up some insects (ants?) from a small hole in a tree trunk, its flicking tongue reminded me of an anteater.”

Lena Chow
Singapore
28th July 2012

2 Responses

  1. K C Tsang

    Man that sounds like a very busy place with sounds of foot steps pounding the path, the bird does not seem to disturbed by all that. Great documentation efforts Lena ….

  2. Thanks KC. Yes, forest trails are becoming increasingly popular with joggers these days. Fortunately, this species has adapted to the noise & human presence.

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