One of the few woodpeckers which is seen in the urban area.
During the breeding season which generally starts from March to August one can not miss the rattling –whinnying call and the undulating flight in any of the park in the town.
Exactly 3 years ago on 9th May 2014 I was fortunate to shoot the mating of above specie in the heart of Delhi .While I was observing other birds I noticed both the male and the female landing on a branch of a fruit tree. The male came near the female and just flew and mounted over the female and picked up the neck with his beak. After a few seconds it demounted. The whole process took not more than 8 seconds.