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Buff-rumped Woodpecker Meiglyptes tristis grammithorax   - Female
Buff-rumped Woodpecker
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Kledang-Sayong Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date : 25 July 2010
English synonyms:Fulvous-rumped Barred Woodpecker, Fulvous-rumped Woodpecker, Zebra Woodpecker, White-rumped Woodpecker (tristis)
Bird Family :Picidae - Wrynecks, Piculets, Woodpeckers, Flamebacks & Yellownapes
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :A pair were foraging at the fringe of the forest reserve. The male was less shy and allowed some eye level watching. Used his tongue a lot to lick up prey ?ants. Foraging was in live tree trunks and branches, as well as in leaves for prey (pupae). They make a short sharp call just as they move to another branch, which I think is used as a communication tool to say "I've move here now". I suspect the volume of the call lets them know if they have strayed far from each other. The male made more such calls than the female. - Amar
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