Banded Woodpecker feeding

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“I watched this Banded Woodpecker (Chrysophlegma miniaceus) for a few minutes this evening.

“First I saw it foraging on a dry palm frond :

“Next it took some gulps of water, I think, from a tree hole:

“Then it slurped up some insects (ants?) from a small hole in a tree trunk, its flicking tongue reminded me of an anteater.”

Lena Chow
Singapore
28th July 2012

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2 Responses

  1. Man that sounds like a very busy place with sounds of foot steps pounding the path, the bird does not seem to disturbed by all that. Great documentation efforts Lena ….

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  2. Thanks KC. Yes, forest trails are becoming increasingly popular with joggers these days. Fortunately, this species has adapted to the noise & human presence.

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