Black rumped flameback!

While walking on a street which is surrounded by many gardens and  trees, I heard constant knocking sound. The sound had a repetitive pattern. I started searching for the source of the knocking sound.

I found a woodpecker perched on the trunk of a completely dried up tree. The woodpecker was focused on its job….carving out a hole for the nest in a tree trunk.

This woodpecker species, Black Rumped Flameback Woodpecker also known as Dinopium Benghalense,  is quite colorful.  Its a resident species in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Its also called golden backed woodpecker/Dinopium benghalense. Spotting a woodpecker in the city is bit difficult,when its habitat is being constantly destroyed by humans.

Black rumped flameback
Black Rumped Flameback Woodpecker

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