20 December, 2010

Lineated Woodpecker

Scientific Name: Dryocopus lineatus

Population Estimate: 5M to 50M

Range / Habitat: Year-round on both slopes of Mexico, through Central America and into northern Argentina in South America. It prefers lowland moist shrubland but is found in a variety of wooded habitats.

Field Notes: Large woodpecker with bright red crested head, plain black back, white stripe contiguous from bill down neck and sides. Belly is barred black and white. Larger Pale-billed Woodpecker lacks white stripe extending to the face, instead it forms a complete "V" in the back.

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