“Was out in the jungle today to get a breather from work and the heat. Had an extended opportunity to observe a very friendly family of Orange-backed Woodpeckers (Reinwardtipicus validus xanthopygius); two adult and a juvenile that they were still feeding.
“Lots of contact calls (some recordings). Both parents supported the feeding activity which was mainly bark excavation for invertebrates. In the past when I have observed a family unit it also comprised of a single juvenile with a pair of adults parents.
“The adults (above),
“…adult male with juvenile (above).
“Adult female at the top with juvenile below (above).
“Close up of juvenile (above).
“Sadly these magnificent birds are getting less common locally.”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
6th April 2016
Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail along primary jungle