Common Flameback and its reflection

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The earlier post on the Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense) attacking its reflection on a window pane LINK reminded Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS of his 27th September 2008 encounter with another Common Flameback “protecting” a juvenile male nearby. “The wings of these gorgeous creature almost look like those of a butterfly,” wrote Amar.

“Recently our resident Banded Yellownape male has been visiting our car and pecking at the window and side mirror. …need to catch him at work in a better view,” added Amar.

3 Responses

  1. Jacques Mccrossen

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  2. Am

    Hmmmm… is it just these woodpeckers that demonstrate such behaviour? Any record of other kinds of birds trying to peck at reflective surfaces?

    • YC

      Check out CATEGORIES on the right column of the page and click Collision-Reflection. This will give you a series of such behaviour among different species of birds.

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