Chrysophlegma miniaceum is commonly known as Banded Woodpecker or Belatuk Merah in Malay. It is a species of bird in the Picidae family that can grow up to 25 cm in length. Banded Woodpecker is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, and Thailand, where it can be found in the lowland forests, plantations, mangroves and scattered trees in rural areas. This woodpecker feeds mostly on ants and other insects.
The Banded Woodpecker has a red crest with yellow tips, red wings, dull greenish mantle with pale wavy barrings together with chestnut underparts marked with whitish barrings. Both sexes can be distinguished by the red sides of the head for male and for the female, the sides of its head are brownish with white spots. [Source: MyBIS].
Name: Banded woodpecker
Scientific: Chrysophlegma miniaceum
Malay: Belatuk Merah / Belatuk Merah Berjalur
IUCN Red List (v.3.1, 2016): Least concern
Gear: SONY a9II + SEL200600G + SEL14TC.
Location: Ampang, Selangor.
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