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Philippine Pygmy Woodpecker
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Philippine Pygmy Woodpecker (Dendrocopos maculatus)

Philippine endemic of the maculatus sub-species
Habitat
Open country near forest
Location
Patag,Silay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Date taken
27.03.13
Scientific name
Dendrocopos maculatus
Equipment used
Kowa Scope, 25 x LER Lens, Pany GF1 20mm 1.7 Lens
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Oh very nice indeed Gerry.

You know this is the first picture to come in for this guy for nearly 7 years! Any chance you could help me out... the Opus picture looks much browner and I can't see any red on its head... is that a female and/or a different subspecies?
 
Delia welcome to the intricacies of Philippine birds. I am no expert but the field guide describes three sub-species of this endemic and as far as I know this is the maculatus sub-species which is inter alia characterised by the male having this red "v" on its nape; the female lacks the red and I will post a shot of it in the next few days.
 

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