Laced Woodpecker crashed into balcony glass door

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Yvette Lim was at home one May 2008 morning when she heard a loud thud coming from her balcony window. There, on the floor, was a stunned female Laced Woodpecker (Picus vittatus). She sent in the image she took with a note:

“I consider it a real perk to have moved into a new home (well, not so new anymore!) where White-crested Laughingthrushs (Garrulax leucolophus), Tanimbar Corella (Cacatua goffini) and other (equally vocal or not) birds are a daily sight. We had one such visitor the other morning – the poor fellow smashed into our balcony glass door, and sat stunned and gawping for a good ten minutes before fleeing the scene.”

To find out the reasons why birds crash into buildings with glass panes, click HERE: 1, 2, 3 and 4.

NOTE: KC Tsang helped in the identification of the woodpecker.

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