Monday, June 9, 2014

Lesser Yellow Naped Woodpecker

It was evening tea time and half way through my cuppa, a Lesser Yellow Naped Woodpecker ( Picus chlorophus) landed on a nearby branch. I nearly sprayed out the tea from my mouth, as I could hardly believe my fortune. This bird is the sub species P.c. chlorigaster, and has white spotting on underparts, rather than barrings which P. chlorophus has. Spotted the bird at Ganeshgudi in Karnataka. 

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