Common Flameback preening

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“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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