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Tamil Nadu, India
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Piciformes > Picidae

Andaman Woodpecker

Dryocopus hodgei

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A large, unmistakable black woodpecker with a red crest. Note the long, dark bill and strikingly pale eyes. Found in mangroves and evergreen forests, where it occurs in pairs or small parties. Prefers feeding higher up, but is known to come down to look for invertebrates. The call is loud, sharp, and shrill, and usually consists of one or two notes. 

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