Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Woodpeckers and its Allies in Sepilok, Sabah.

Sepilok is very rich in woodpeckers, you can easilly spot a woodpecker in the Sepilok RDC. The total of nine species of woodpeckers I spotted were the Rufous Woodpecker, White-bellied Woodpecker, Banded Woodpecker, Orange-backed Woodpecker, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Rufous Piculet, Buff-necked Woodpecker, Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker, and Grey and Buff Woodpecker. Brown Barbet was the only woodpecker's allies that I spotted. Following are the woodpecker pictures that I digiscoped in Sepilok RDC:

White-bellied Woodpecker, one of the large size woodpeckers, it is very common in Sepilok RDC.

The male White-bellied Woodpecker:

White-bellied Woodpecker, female:

Rufous Piculet, one of the smallest woodpeckers, also very common there :

The male (right) and female (left) Buff-necked Woodpecker, also very common in Sepilok RDC:

Banded Woodpecker, not so common:

I spotted both male and female Orange-backed Woodpecker, but only managed to digiscoped the female:

Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker, not so common:

The only woodpecker's allies that I spotted in Sepilok, the Brown Barbet:

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  1. Hi Bonyou, as usual your photos are brilliant. Looks like you had a great time in Sandakan. next time take me along, I will carry the bird book and a bottle of water for you.

  2. Vera, thanks, you should go there before they become a "Green Island" surrounded by the "Green Deserts", coz the palm oil estate is slowly replacing the valuable and beautiful forest in Borneo.