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Greater Flameback

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Alternate name
Chrysocolaptes lucidus Scientific name 
Piciformes                     Order
Picidae                  Family   
33 cms                length
Forest, mangrove, shrubland and plantations in: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Bali, India, Indonesia, Bangka, Island of Borneo, Java, Riau Islands, Sumatra, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Lucon, Mindanao, Mindoro, Palawan, Panay, SamarSri Lanka, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam. Habitat-Altitude-Range
3-4 white eggs incubated by both parents. Clutch  
Insects, larvae. Food   Diet
735 World Number

Least Concern


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Photo by Carl-Johan Svensson all rights reserved   Male

Greater Flameback (female) 122 - Greater Flameback (male)

Photo by Carl-Johan Svensson all rights reserved   Female

Greater Flameback song
(Chrysocolaptes lucidus)
Arnold Meijer XC35676
?-03-2000, Vietnam

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