“On the morning of 18th August 2015, a male Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense) was perched on a high branch and sunning itself, with feathers visibly wet from a recent bath (above).
“Over the next five minutes, it proceeded to preen itself systematically (above).
“A video clip of this woodpecker’s feather maintenance may be previewed here:”
Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
9th January 2016
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