Greater goldenback or Common goldenback?

Yesterday, after persuading my mother, she finally brought me to Sime Forest. We started off at Macritchie Reservoir park. Once I entered the forest, I saw what I thought was a greater goldenback.

 

It may have been a common goldenback-https://birdsrule.wordpress.com/2007/11/07/common-flameback/

To know more on how to differentiate them, go to http://besgroup.talfrynature.com/2008/02/06/flamebacks-duo/

I thought it might be a Greater goldenback because of its eyes. The eye is white with a black dot in it.

Advertisements

7 Responses to Greater goldenback or Common goldenback?

  1. BPYH Lee says:

    The bird in your pic looks like a Laced Woodpecker. The auricular (patch directly behind the eye) is grey in colour.

  2. Kenneth says:

    The bird is a laced woodpecker. We don’t have greater goldenback in singapore.

  3. […] Greater goldenback or Laced woodpecker. Look at https://birdsrule.wordpress.com/2008/02/09/greater-goldenback-or-common-goldenback/ for more information. After reading the comments, I think that it is a laced […]

  4. Seasick Seagull says:

    Saw a picture on a south american bird called the ROYAL FLYCATCHER the male has a feather fan whuch he erects over his forehead when mating and during aggresive encounters and their swift and agile enough to catch dragonflies

  5. i am gonna show this to my friend, guy

  6. johnny says:

    FBJ7Pj Thanks for good post

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: