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Alternative names: Lesser Goldenback, Lesser Flame-backed Woodpecker
Includes: Red-backed Flameback
26-29 cm (10Â¼-11Â½ in)
Male - red crown and crest.
There are 4 subspecies:
A variety of moist and dry woodland. Primarily deciduous.
Their diet consists mostly of ants, particularly red ants their pupae and larva.
They nest in a tree hole The clutch consists of 3 white eggs.
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Recording by Alok Tewari
Keoladeo National Park, India, December-2016
Call given by one individual on arrival at a tree trunk.
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