Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Sunda Woodpecker and the Wallace's Line

Sunda Woodpecker Dendrocopos moluccensis is found in SE Asia in Malaysia (mainland and islands) and Indonesia (Great and Lesser Sundas). Interestingly the grandis race of this species is the only woodpecker that occurs south of the Wallace's Line, in the Lesser Sunda Islands. This photo of a nominate race female was taken in Sabah, Borneo by Neil Bowman in 2010.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Picid in Focus: Philippine Woodpecker

Philippine Woodpecker Dendrocopos maculatus. Endemic to the Philippines - this great photo of an adult female was taken by Alain Pascua in October 2011, in Marikina City. See more of Alain's wonderful bird images at: