Rufous Woodpecker feeding on ants

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Wd'pkerRu-ants [DaniMQueddeng] 1

Dani M Queddeng’s documented a Rufous Woodpecker (Micropternus brachyurus) feasting on ants at the Chinese Garden in Jurong.

Wd'pkerRu-ants [DaniMQueddeng] 2

Wd'pkerRu-ants [DaniMQueddeng] 3

Rufous Woodpeckers feed mainly on ants (see video below). They also take termites and other insects. To a certain extent they also feed on plant products like fruits, nectar and tree sap.

Dani M Queddeng
Singapore
14th February 2017

This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.

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