Alternative names: Lesser Goldenback, Lesser Flame-backed Woodpecker
- Dinopium benghalense
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 5 subspecies:
- D. b. benghalense
- D. b. dilutum:
- Pakistan and northwestern India
- D. b. tehminae
- southwestern India (Western Ghats)
- D. b. puncticolle:
- Southern India except Western Ghats
- D. b. jaffnense
- Northern Sri Lanka
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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- 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 21 October 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Black-rumped_Flameback