Greater Yellownape of Sikkim, India

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“I have a large number of images still unprocessed from our Sikkim trip and I am trying to send some useful ones through.

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“All the images shown here are of an adult female.

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“The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha flavinucha) is a common woodpecker to observe and we saw it 4-5 times at close proximity.

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“It loves to use the long tongue to probe holes for insects (above).

YellownapeGR-sonogram [AmarSingh]

“The call can be heard HERE and the sonogram is shown above”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
15th September 2015

Location: Kewzing, Ravangla Subdivision, South Sikkim, India
Habitat: A road cutting through mixed secondary and primary forest, 1,700m ASL

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