Greater Flameback (Chrysocolaptes lucidus socialis) female looking for food in rain
This photograph has been taken at Manas National Park. Please take a look at a short film compiled on Manas National Park and share your views. Here is the link
The greater flameback also known as greater goldenback, large golden-backed woodpecker or Malherbe's golden-backed woodpecker, is a woodpecker species. It occurs widely in the Indian subcontinent, eastwards to southern China, the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, western and central Java and northeast Borneo.
It is of typical woodpecker shape, with an erect crest and a long neck. It has an unmarked golden yellow to dark brown back and wings. The rump is red and the tail is black. The adult male has a red crown whereas the males have a black crown spotted with white.