admin on August 8th, 2008
Chinese Garden, Singapore

Chinese Garden, Singapore

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:  Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family:    Picidae
Genus: Dinopium
Species: D. javanense

Binomial name Dinopium javanense
(Ljungh, 1797)

The Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

A medium-sized, golden-backed woodpecker with long and solid black moustachial stripes. Both sexes have black eyestripes joined to black rear neck stripe. Male has red, female black crown. Black-scaled white underparts and red rump contrasting with black tail. Rather small bill and only three toes.

I took the photos in the evening on Chinese Garden, Singapore, around April 2008.
That moment quite fast, I’ve tried to search to get this bird again, but until today I haven’t got chance to see him.


Photo Gallery: Common Flameback