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Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus simlae   - Female feeding
Lesser Yellownape
Photographer : © Shyam Ghate
Location :Chakrata, Uttarakhand, India
Date : 30 October 2012
English synonyms:Small Yellow-naped Woodpecker, Lesser Yellow-naped Woodpecker, Ceylon Yellow-naped Woodpecker (wellsi), Himalayan Yellownape (chlorolophus), Indian Yellownape (chlorigaster), Chinese Yellownape (citrinocristatus), Malayan Yellownape (rodgeri)
Bird Family :Picidae - Wrynecks, Piculets, Woodpeckers, Flamebacks & Yellownapes
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :The tree had plenty of dried fruits. The bird moved from fruit to fruit. It would puncture the fruit from beneath, then tilt its head back while a white powdery substance fell out of the fruit. When that stopped, the bird would project its tongue into the hole and feed. On what it fed is not clear to me. - SG
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