Sunday, December 30, 2012

A rare sighting of the Philippine Pygmy Woodpecker in an urban setting.

This is an unknown small white spotted bird with a long beak. I photographed today,December 30, 2012. Taken with the Samsung WB150F 18x zoom digital camera. Photo taken at Fairfield School compound.

It is strange but am happy to find it in an urban setting. According to the wiki, it is found in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests! It is currently classified as of Least Concern.

BirdDendrocopos maculatus
Common NamePhilippine Pygmy woodpecker, Anluage(Kapampangan)
Camera Samsung WB150F digital camera
PhotographerDr. Ernesto P. Adorio
AcknowledgementB (for Identification), Daniel Adorio(contrast enhancement)


  1. That one's a Philippine Pygmy Woodpecker, lucky for you to have spotted it doc, been looking out for this bird but still unsuccessful

  2. Thank you for your comments and the proper ID.