23 May, 2011

Hoffmann's Woodpecker

Scientific Name: Melanerpes hoffmannii

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Subtropical / tropical dry forest in a wide range of altitudes (up to 2100m) in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras.

Field Notes: Medium-sized woodpecker with yellow nape in both male and female, plain white face, neck and belly. Yellow tuft at base of bill. Males with red crown. Similar to Red-crowned Woodpecker, but nape and belly help distinguish.

Personal Notes: Seen en route from Monteverde to Cararas National Park, Costa Rica

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