Alternative names: Lesser Goldenback, Lesser Flame-backed Woodpecker
- Dinopium benghalense
Includes: Red-backed Flameback
26-29 cm (10¼-11½ in)
- Golden yellow back
- Paler wings
- Black rump and tail
- White underparts with dark chevron markings
- Black throat
- Whitish head
- Black nape and throat
- Grayish eye patch
Male - red crown and crest.
Female - black forecrown spotted with white, with red only on the rear crest..
Young birds are like female, but duller.
There are 4 subspecies:
- D. b. benghalense
- D. b. dilutum:
- D. b. puncticolle:
- D. b. psarodes:
- Central and southern Sri Lanka - split by IOC as Red-backed Flameback
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.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2016. IOC World Bird Names (version 6.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2016)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Black-rumped Flameback. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 27 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Black-rumped_Flameback