Thursday, May 2, 2013

Gray-capped Woodpecker

Gray-capped Woodpecker

The Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker (Dendrocopos canicapillus) is an Asian bird species of in the woodpecker family (Picidae).

This is a small, dark woodpecker with dark irides. Barred black and white above, it usually has unbarred central tail feathers. Its dark buff underside has prominent dark streaking. The dark grey crown – with a red nape in males –, strong black eyestripes and thin dark malar stripe contrast with broad white supercilia and cheeks.

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