Species Details

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Greater Flameback Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus
Family : Picidae
Order : Piciformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Greater Flameback is a large woodpecker which has an erect crest and a long neck.Coloration is highly variable with unmarked golden-yellow to dark brown back and wings.The tail is black having the underparts white with dark markings.The straight pointed bill is longer than the head and the legs and feet are lead-grey along with whitish to yellow iris.The adult male greater flameback always has a red crown but the females have a varifying crown color.Juveniles are like the female but duller.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source:www.en.wikipedia.org, iucnredlist.org;photo credit: Allan Hopkins (www.inaturalist.org/people/ Allan Hopkins ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Bernard BOUSQUET(www.xeno-canto.org/Bernard BOUSQUET), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.