Greater Flameback

The Greater Flameback, Chrysocolaptes lucidus, also known as Greater Goldenback, Large Golden-backed Woodpecker or Malherbe's Golden-backed Woodpecker, is a woodpecker species. It occurs widely in tropical Asia, from the Indian subcontinent eastwards to Indonesia and the Philippines.

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Original source: Chrysocolaptes lucidus. Western Ghats.Sirsi, Karnataka, India 2006Photo by Suresh V S" I think these birds are now separated as subspecies socialis. User:Dysmorodrepanis 06:10, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

The Greater Flameback is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Greater Flameback is a large woodpecker, at 33 cm in length. It is of typical woodpecker shape, has an erect crest and a long neck. Coloration is highly variable between subspecies; it always has unmarked golden-yellow to dark brown back and wings. The rump is red and the tail is black. The underparts are white with dark markings (chevrons, stripes, or bands), or light brown. The head is whitish with a black pattern, or it is yellow, brown or red. More

The Greater Flameback is a large species at 13 inches in length. It is a typical woodpecker shape, and has a golden yellow back and wings. The rump is red and the tail is black. The under parts are white with dark v-like markings. The head is whitish with a black nape and throat, and there is a black eye patch. It has a dark moustache stripe, and the black of the eye patch is joined to that of the nape. More

A female Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus hacked this hole in a tree right outside one of the tents in our camp in India. It made 3 visits, each about 2 minutes long, and this was the result. Despite the fact that the tree was fairly rotten, that is quick and impressive work. Bejegyezte: Gerard Gorman dátum: 4:50 PM 1 megjegyzés: Rick said... More

The Greater Flameback has a black sub-moustachial stripe that splits into two, forming a loop like an island and meeting up at the side of the neck. Whereas, the sub-moustachial stripe of the Common Flameback spots only one smart, black Fu Manchu stripe (below: 7-8). image-7-greater-flameback-side-view-male.jpgimage-8-common-flameback-side-view-male.jpg The third pointer is directed at the toes of these arboreal birds. There are four toes seen on the Greater (below left: 9). That makes him my 4-toed woody pecker pal. More

Greater Flameback by Khong Tuck Khoon Photographer: Khong Tuck Khoon Location: All Over Malaysia Date Taken: 07/Jul/2009 Upload On: 11/Jul/2009 Rating: ****** Greater Flameback is found in the following countries: 1. Bangladesh 2. Bhutan 3. Cambodia 4. China 5. More

Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus socialis - Female Greater Flameback Photographer : More

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Order : Piciformes
Family : Picidae
Genus : Chrysocolaptes
Species : lucidus
Authority : (Scopoli, 1786)