Greater Flameback – family group

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I spent the morning in mangrove forest and met up with a family unit of Greater Flamebacks (Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus indomalayicus).

The image above shows the adult male is bottom centre and juvenile/immature male top left. The adult male displayed dominant behaviour, did most of the drumming and made most of the calls; although the adult female did also drum once. The immature male appeared more insecure with my presence and moved to join the adults. All were self-feeding and large pieces of bark were occasionally removed.

The above is the adult male…

…the above shows the adult female…

…juvenile/immature male (mantle not well developed) is shown above.


Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia


Location: Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Mangrove forest

Date: 20th August 2020

Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone


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