“Was fortunate to meet up with this solitary adult male Crimson-winged Woodpecker (Picus puniceus observandus) foraging in dense jungle (above); largely taking insect prey from tree knots (below) and under the bark.
“The marking on the breast and back make this bird look a bit ‘scaly’.
“Note that the lower mandible is yellow and most of the upper mandible horn grey, except proximally (above).
“Red malar stripe in males (dark stripe from base of bill down to side of jaws to side of throat).”
Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
18th July 2017
Location: Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Habitat: Trail along primary jungle