Friday 2 February 2024

Speckled Piculet

Speckled Piculet (Picumnus innominatus, 斑姬啄木鸟).

This local piculet was poking holes in the dead reeds near the river, and managed to extract from within considerable numbers of ants and ant eggs. It is remarkable to think what the world must sound like to a bird which can hear ants shuffling inside a reed stem.

Speckled Piculet at the Xiang River