Sunday, April 07, 2013

PowerShot Sunday - Black-Rumped Flameback

Black-rumped Flameback

This photo was shot at the current season last year and I saw this bird for first time only then in our neighborhood. The bird is a kind of woodpecker called Black-Rumped Falmeback or Lesser Goldenback, came perching the flame tree in front of our house, but on next compound. I shot the bird from inside the home and through the window’s grill, but I couldn't avoid the rods interrupted the picture since I took it in hurry, I couldn't think of anything rather not to miss the chance.

The bird seems to found widely among the Indian Subcontinent, has a typical woodpecker shape and distinctive golden yellow wing and rump in black. The under parts are while with dark chevron marks and the red crest on the fore-crown  fascinated me personally. Like any woodpeckers, this species has a straight pointed bill, a stiff tail to provide support against tree trucks and feet with two toes pointing forwards, and two backward.

I saw this woodpecker couple of times in neighborhood after my first time shot with the bird, I also got to capture few more pictures on the bird when it flew near last month and I will post them later. 

15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow! gorgeous bird! a lot like our pileated woodpecker, but even more colorful!

Jyoti Mishra said...

definitely a power shot..

ladyfi said...

What a fabulous shot!

Rahul Bhatia said...

very nice shot Jeevan!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful bird. I have seen this near my parents house, but not this close.

deeps said...

really power-shot...
it s been ages since i saw one of this kind ..

Destination Infinity said...

Nice looking bird, I too should start noticing the type of birds around my house!

Destination Infinity

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow what a beautiful bird! The Black-Rumped Falmeback is magnificent.

George said...

This is a wonderful picture of a beautiful bird. Well done!

Pattu Raj said...

My first time view of this bird!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente fotografia de belo pássaro....

Um abraço

ANITA said...

Beutiful Jeevan!!))))

eden said...

Such a beautiful capture.

Indrani said...

Fantastic focus! A lovely capture!

Jeremy said...

Beautiful shot of that wonderful woodpecker. Sorry that you have MD, but you seem to be coping pretty well! Best wishes.