I heard the loud unfamiliar “kwee-kwee-kwee” sound, quickly took my bin and saw this reddish chestnut colored woodpecker perched at the usual dead teak tree.
On and off it pointed its beak upward and sing that loud voice. My wife said “macam bunyi alarm kereta” (sound like car’s alarm).
The wings look similar but the crimson have blue eyering which banded don’t have. The back is also deference.
1) Birds of South-East Asia – Craig Robson
2) A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore – Morten Strange & Allen Jeyarajasingam.
3) Winged Wonders in Malaysia – Hum Kim Choy.