Birds of Morni: Greater Yellownape

July 2, 2012

Greater Yellownape (Picus  flavinucha) a common large woodpecker of South Asia (about a foot in length) with green neck, breast and upper parts apart from a prominent yellow tufted nape. The abdomen is whitish and the stiff tail and vent are dark coloured. It has a straight pointed beak with a long tongue to capture insects. It nests in tree holes.

Greater Yellownape at Rasoon, July 2012 (Courtesy: KS Bains)

Greater Yellownape at Rasoon (Courtesy KS Bains)

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