While walking on a street which is surrounded by many gardens and trees, I heard a 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. Its a resident species in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat, also called golden-backed woodpecker/Dinopium Benghalense. Spotting a woodpecker in the city is a bit difficult when its habitat is being constantly destroyed by humans.