Saturday, October 26, 2013

Birds in Neighbourhood - 12

I get to see variety of birds around my parents house in Udupi. I have captured few of them in my camera and here they are. 



One such beautiful bird belongs to woodpecker family and is known as  Black-rumped Flameback (Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker or Lesser Goldenback).




They have black throat and black rump with distinctive golden yellow wing coverts. The underparts are white with dark chevron markings.The head is whitish with a black nape and throat, and there is a grayish eye patch. The adult male has a red crown and crest. 


It is one of the few woodpeckers that are seen in urban areas. It is fun to see them moving on the tree branches and trying to make a hole in the tree.

41 comments:

Prasad Np said...

Very nice pictures of the colorful bird.

Magia da Inês said...

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Belas fotos. O pássaro é tão pequeno, colorido, mas mesmo assim tão integrado ao meio-ambiente... isso faz pensar que vale a pena preservar o que resta da natureza.
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Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
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acreativeharbor.com said...

Great photos of nature's 'critter' ~ beautiful! ~ carol, xx

Richard Lawry said...

Looks a bit like the Pileated Woodpeckers that we have here in Western Arkansas
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Shiju Sugunan said...

Well done Rajesh!

Snap said...

love the woodpeckers --- lovely red color that *pops*!

sandyland said...

a real favorite

TexWisGirl said...

wow! a beautiful woodpecker! a little similar to our pileated woodpecker but much more colorful!

Al said...

That's a colorful bird to have in your neighborhood - nice shots!

Our photos said...

You have make beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

bailey-road.com said...

I love woodpeckers. This one is beautiful.

Gunilla Bäck said...

That's a very beautiful woodpecker.

Phil Slade said...

A beautiful bird to see in your urban neighbourhood Rajesh. Thank you for showing everyone its bright colours.

Panchali said...

Beautiful colorful bird...:) Lovely shot.

Anni said...

Wonderful!!! I love the colors of this woodpecker. I hope you share more that you spot by your parents home.

Laura said...

Beautiful woodpecker! We had a pileated living here this summer... It was so much larger than I had expected, I'd only seen it at a distance in past seasons, this year it came close to the house.

My Unfinished Life said...

beautiful!!

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A beautiful and adaptable bird,!

Carole M. said...

nice that you get to see this handsome woodpecker

Carletta said...

Nice shots Rajesh!
He is very much like our pileated woodpecker but ours is black where yours appears to be brownish in color.
Lovely to see!

Margaret Adamson said...

Wonderful shots of this lovely Woodpecker

Christian Weiß said...

Great post and beautiful birds.

mick said...

Beautiful bird and very good to get photos of it.

Karen said...

Oh, I've never seen this bird! Great captures!

eileeninmd said...

Your woodie is a cool bird, great shots!

HansHB said...

Beautiful!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Amazing bright red "tuft" on this little one's head. Lovely photos.

Andrew Fulton said...

A stunning little bird to see Rajesh... Lovely shots

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very, very NICE!

genie said...

what a majestic woodpecker. Beautiful bird.

Dave said...

Its a cracking Woodpecker species to have local to you, well done.

Andrea said...

They look like minature Pileated Woodpeckers with the added color on the back. Beautiful Woodpecker and one I have never seen or heard of before ... what a treat, I learned from you again today. Thanks Rajesh ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

bailey-road.com said...

I just love the woodpeckers. This one is a beauty.

Brenda Stevens said...

LOVE!!!!!!!!!

Brenda Stevens said...

LOVE LOVE, we have the red bellied woodpecker; you've captured a beauty

Priyashi said...

Very pretty...beautiful clicks..:)

Anunoy Samanta said...

Cool captures... was it too far?

Shweta Dave said...

Beautiful pictures Rajesh. An eye for beauty does not need an exotic location.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Such a cute , little creature..great shot..

Abhijit Ray said...

Beautiful bird with red crown. So well taken photo.

Madhusudan Mahawar said...

very beautiful pic..