Black-rumped Flameback Woodpecker (Dinopium bengalensis)
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Black-rumped Flameback Woodpecker
The Black-rumped Flameback, (Dinopium benghalense), also known as the Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker, is a woodpecker which is a widespread and common species of South Asia. It is one of the few woodpeckers that are seen in urban areas. It has a golden yellow back, with paler wings. The rump and tail are black. The underparts are white with dark chevron markings. The head is whitish with a black nape and throat, and there is a greyish eye patch. This species is associated with open forest and cultivation. It nests in a tree hole, laying three white eggs.