These are probably among the most detailed clips of this species ever filmed in natural habitat. This bird is found only in the Philippines, where it ranges in most major islands except the Palawan group and Masbate.
At 5.5 inches total length, it is the smallest woodpecker in this country. It is often seen creeping up tree trunks and branches in forest, edge, and even in city parks. It has a loud trilling call.
Philippine Pygmy Woodpecker (Dendrocopos maculatus, a Philippine endemic)
Habitat – Lowland and montane forest and edge, in understory and canopy.
Shooting Info - filmed in habitat at Bued River, La Union, Philippines on December 15, 2020, Sony RX10 Mark IV, Uniqball UBH45 + Manfrotto 455B tripod, manual exposure in available light, 220 mm (600 mm equivalent), 4K/29.97p, natural audio recorded by the RX10 IV's built-in microphone.
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