Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Woodpecker

Woodpecker

Woodpeckers
 
A7R4. in APS-C mode
A1. 12 Jun 2022

 

FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G
GM 600/4.  10 Sept 2022
 
MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2
190XPROB/GHFG1. 14 Dec 2021
MT190CXPRO3/GHFG1.  May 2022

 

 

 

Common Flameback

Easily recognised by its combination of facial pattern, bright golden-yellow mantle,back and wings, red crest and fine black scaling on the unerparts. Both sexes possess a black eye-stripe and thinner moustachial stripe. Male has a red crest, female a balck crest finely spotted with white.

 

Male

f9 1/640. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 3200, Woodlands Waterfront, 17 Jul 2022 

 

f5.6 1/2500. ISO 3200, GM600. TC 1.4x, Woodlands Waterfront, 13 Nov 2022               

 

f9 1/500. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 2500, Woodlands Waterfront, 17 Jul 2022

 

 

 

Female

f7.1 1/1250. ISO 800, GM600. TC 1.4x, Woodlands Waterfront, 13 Nov 2022

 

f9 1/800. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 2500, Woodlands Waterfront, 17 Jul 2022

 

f5.6 1/1000. ISO 3200, GM600 TC 1.4x, Woodlands Waterfront, 10 Oct 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Laced Woodpecker

A medium-sized greenish woodpecker. The largely green plumage, grey face, yellow rump and fine speckling on the belly distinguish it from other woodpeckers. Crown and nape red in male, black in female.

Male, A7R2, f6.3 1/500. @600mm, ISO 3200, Lorong Halus Wetland Park, 7 Sept 2019

 

 

Male, A7R2 in APS-C mode, f6.3 1/500. @600mm, ISO 2500, Lorong Halus Wetland Park, 7 Sept 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker

The smallest and most frequently encountered woodpecker in Singapore. Brown cap, nape, back and wing with extensive spotting. Dark brownish path over eye extends down neck and contrasts with white brow and cheek. Faint brown streaks on underparts. Male has fine red streak on rear crown sides, which is absent in female.

Female, f8 1/1000  @600mm, ISO 2000, Hampstead Wetlands Park, 23 Mar 2022

 

 

f8 1/1000. @600mm, ISO 800, Hampstead Wetlands Park, 23 Mar 2022

Juvenile (left), female (centre) and male (right, note the red patch on rear crown)

 

 

 

 

Banded Woodpecker

A medium size rufous-brown woodpecker with a distinct yellow nape. Both Sexes have red crown and rich maroon wings, contrasting with olive-green back, but male also red on neck sides. Female white speckled on face. Belly to vent buff-white, finely barred olive-green.

A6400, f6.3 1/320. @600mm, ISO 800, Hampstead Wetlands Park, 21 Dec 2020

 

A6400, f6.3 1/400. @600mm, ISO 8000, 6 Jan 202

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rufous Woodpecker

A small, reddish brown woodpecker with an indistinct crest unlike other woodpeckers, and with fine black bars from upper back to the wings, breast and tail. Male has a red patch below the eye that can only be seen if observed closely.

f5.6 1/500. ISO 1600, GM600. TC 1.4x, Woodlands Waterfront, 30 Oct 2022

 

f6.3 1/640. ISO 1250, GM600. TC 1.4x, Woodlands Waterfront, 30 Oct 2022

 

 

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