Laced Woodpecker catches a worm?

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“While walking on Telok Blangah Hill on Friday afternoon, in light rain, we noticed a pair of what … Laced Woodpeckers (Picus vittatus). Later we saw them on the ground, apparently eating worms that had been disturbed by the rain.”

Jane, Singapore
1st August 2010

Note: Woodpeckers are normally seen on tree trunks chipping into the wood to get at insect grubs or seeking out ants and other insects from the surface or under pieces of bark. This is a not too common image of a Laced Woodpecker descending to the ground to catch what looks like a worm.

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