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