Crimson-winged Woodpecker – adult male

Wd'pkerCW [AmarSingh] 1

“Was fortunate to meet up with this solitary adult male Crimson-winged Woodpecker (Picus puniceus observandus) foraging in dense jungle (above); largely taking insect prey from tree knots (below) and under the bark.

Wd'pkerCW [AmarSingh] 2

“The marking on the breast and back make this bird look a bit ‘scaly’.

Wd'pkerCW [AmarSingh] 3

“Note that the lower mandible is yellow and most of the upper mandible horn grey, except proximally (above).

Wd'pkerCW [AmarSingh] 4

“Red malar stripe in males (dark stripe from base of bill down to side of jaws to side of throat).”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
18th July 2017

Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail along primary jungle

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