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Greater Goldenback - Female The greater flameback (Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus) also known as greater goldenback, large golden-backed woodpecker or Malherbe's golden-backed woodpecker occurs widely in the Indian subcontinent, eastwards to southern China, the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, western and central Java and northeast Borneo. Like other woodpeckers, the greater flameback uses its bill to dig out food from trees and its zygodactyl feet and stiff tail to provide support against tree trunks. The long tongue can be darted forward to extract wood-boring arthropod prey; while mainly feeding on small invertebrates, greater flamebacks will also drink nectar. They nest in tree holes, laying three or four white eggs. . . . #wildlifphotography #birdphotography #birdingfriends #birding #birdwatching #pocket_birds #indianwildlifeofficial #eye_spy_birds #woodpecker #forest #planetearth #wild #avian #birds_adored #birdsofinstagram #travelphotography #naturephotography #birds_ig #bird_captures #india #westernghats #your_best_birds #thebirdingsquad #coonoor #

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Common Kingfisher - arguably the best diver in the world. . . A challenge for any diving bird is the change in refraction between air and water. The eyes of many birds have two foveae (the fovea is the area of the retina the greatest density of light receptors), and a kingfisher is able to switch from the main central fovea to the auxiliary fovea when it enters water; a retinal streak of high receptor density which connects the two foveae allows the image to swing temporally as the bird drops onto the prey. The egg-shaped lens of the eye points towards the auxiliary fovea, enabling the bird to maintain visual acuity underwater. Because of the positions of the foveae, the kingfisher has monocular vision in air, and binocular vision in water. The underwater vision is not as a sharp as in air, but the ability to judge the distance of moving prey is more important than the sharpness of the image. Each cone cell of a bird’s retina contains an oil droplet which may contain carotenoid pigments. These droplets enhance colour vision and reduce glare. Aquatic kingfishers have high numbers of red pigments in their oil droplets; the reason red droplets predominate is not understood, but the droplets may help with the glare or the dispersion of light from particulate matter in the water. . . Photographed on the most basic Nikon gear. . . #wildlifphotography #naturephotography #birdphotography #birds_adored #pocket_birds #birdinflight #birdingfriends #birdsofinstagram #kingfisher #birds_adored #bird_captures #indianwildlifeofficial #planetearth #birding #birdwatching #nikon #nikonindia #wild #india #your_best_birds #bestbirdshots

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Most or all #birds are named after description of the males in their species. Like this one, the Red-breasted Meadowlark. Swipe ⬅ to see the female. A first time for me noticing the pale washed-red color on the female's chest, which im acustom of only getting a side view of her. ©Richard Lakhan. #BirdsOfTrinidadAndTobago #sassy_birds #NatGeo #OutInTheWild #PureNature #wildlife_trinidadtobago #Grasslands #birdingfriends #birdscaribbean #birdmagazine #trinidad #instagrambirds #red

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Most woodpeckers are 'sex tellable' by some sort of red color per male. As this #GoldenOlive tried to hide between those leaves, i sure recognised HIM by its 'red mustache' (absent from females) #birdingfriends #sassy_birds #BirdsOfTrinidadAndTobago #WildLife #PureNature #birdsinthewild #woodpeckers #RichardLakhanPhotography #Nature

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