July 30, 2015 – Black-rumped Flameback or Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker (Dinopium benghalense)

Requested by: taylorrbranham

These large woodpeckers are found in forests and urban areas throughout much of South Asia. They eat invertebrates such as ants and beetle larvae, foraging on the ground and in trees. During the breeding season, they usually dig a cavity into a tree or mud bank, laying their eggs in the unlined nest hole. There are five subspecies with variations in their coloration and patterning.

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