Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker foraging

Samson Tan’s video clip above shows a Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker (Dendrocopos moluccensis) foraging along a bamboo culm, pecking vigorously on it to locate insect grubs living inside LINK. The video was shot in Singapore sometime in April 2013.

The image above clearly shows the woodpecker extending its long tongue into the opening it made at around the node. The image below shows it extracting the white grub from its hiding place inside.

Samson Tan
May 2013

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