Black-rumped Flameback

The Black-rumped Flameback or Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker is a woodpecker found widely distributed in South Asia. It is one of the few woodpeckers that are seen in urban areas, it has a characteristic rattling-whinnying call and an undulating flight. It is the only golden-backed woodpecker with a black throat.

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The Black-rumped Flameback is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Black-rumped Flameback is a large species at 26-29 cm in length. It has a typical woodpecker shape, and the golden yellow wing coverts are distinctive. The rump is black and not red as in the Greater Flameback. The underparts are white with dark chevron markings. The black throat finely marked with white immediately separates it from other golden backed woodpeckers in the Indian region. The head is whitish with a black nape and throat, and there is a greyish eye patch. More

The adult male Black-rumped Flameback has a red crown and crest. Females have a black forecrown spotted with white, with red only on the rear crest. Young birds are like the female, but duller. Like other woodpeckers, this species has a straight pointed bill, a stiff tail to provide support against tree trunks, and zygodactyl feet, with two toes pointing forward, and two backward. The long tongue can be darted forward to capture insects. More

The adult male Black-rumped Flameback has a red crown. Black-rumped Flameback Females have a dark forecrown, with red only on the rear half. Young birds are like the female, but duller. The Sri Lankan subspecies D. b. psarodes has a crimson back and all the dark markings are blacker and more extensive. It is sometimes considered a separate species from the nominate Indian form. Copyright: Wikipedia. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Black-rumped Flameback is classed as Ungraded: species which are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland hide section Most recent photos of Black-rumped Flameback (6) Dasada, India Dasada, India30/01/2010 Dasada, India 30/01/2010 Birds Lagoon Village Resort, Thattekad, India Birds Lagoon Village Resort, Thattekad, India27/01/2010 Birds Lagoon Village Resort, Thattekad, India 27/01/2010 Bharatpur, Rajastan, India Bharatpur, Rajastan, India27/01/2010 Bharatpur, Rajastan, India More

* Black-rumped Flameback A bird in a tree. Thol Bird Sanctuary, Mehsana District, Gujarat, India Mital Patel 31 May 2009 49 weeks ago 4 * Female (excavating) and male, alongside. Chambal River Lodge, Chambal River, Uttar Pradesh, India Cliff Thornley 19 February 2010 7 weeks ago 3.9 * Black-rumped Flameback ssp. More

Order : Piciformes
Family : Picidae
Genus : Dinopium
Species : benghalense
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)