Sunda Pygmy Woodpeckers foraging along tree trunk

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Sunda Pygmy Woodpeckers (Dendrocopos moluccensis) were seen by Steven Chong in October 2010 flying around the trees in front of his residential area at Bukit Batok, Singapore. At times there were three to five birds on the trunk of the Pometia pinnata, chipping away at the scaly bark, no doubt foraging for insects (below left, centre).

The woodpeckers were foraging on the trunk of the several trees that were around the area. However, in early August the birds were seen around the branches high up the trees (above right). This was probably because there were people around.

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