Birds of Morni: Greater Yellownape

Greater Yellownape (Picus  flavinucha) a common large woodpecker of South Asia (about a foot in length) with green neck, breast and upper parts apart from a prominent yellow tufted nape. The abdomen is whitish and the stiff tail and vent are dark coloured. It has a straight pointed beak with a long tongue to capture insects. It nests in tree holes.

Greater Yellownape at Rasoon, July 2012 (Courtesy: KS Bains)
Greater Yellownape at Rasoon (Courtesy KS Bains)