Banded Woodpecker

YC Wee
on 15th July 2018

On the evening of 7th July 2018, GaoJian LiuJia witnessed a confrontation between a Banded Woodpecker (Chrysophlegma miniaceum) and a Red-crowned Barbet (Megalaima rafflesii) at Wallace Education Centre, Dairy Farm […]

YC Wee
on 16th February 2018

The Banded Woodpeckers (Chrysophlegma miniaceum) are common residents. They are often seen in pairs. And if the pair consists of males, they may indulge in their characteristic “dance” that may […]

YC Wee
on 13th August 2016

Loke Peng Fai’s images of the Banded Woodpecker (Chrysophlegma miniaceus) show it clinging onto the edge of a palm leaflet to forage for ants. The ants’ nest is around that […]

YC Wee
on 11th October 2015

“I spotted two species of woodpeckers feeding on the fruit of the Giant Mahang (Macaranga gigantea). One was the Crimson-winged Woodpecker (Picus puniceus observandus). I saw an adult female feeding […]

YC Wee
on 2nd October 2014

“I was on the way out when I heard these unusual, mournful calls. Found these two male Banded Woodpecker (Picus miniaceus malaccense) involved in a territorial conflict (above). I did […]


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