Monday, June 2, 2014

Rufous Woodpecker

Being a shy bird many of the Rufous woodpecker photographs that I had clicked, were on high-up trees that hardly covered a few pixels on my camera frame. So one fine day, when I saw this Rufous Woodpecker ( Micropternus brachyurus) come down to drink water,  I was delighted to see it so closely. The above bird is a male, since it has small scarlet flash on ear-coverts, the female lack them. Photographed at Ganeshgudi in karnataka.