Monday, February 1, 2010

Pale-billed Woodpecker


woodpecker, originally uploaded by brettocop.
This photo of a female Pale-billed Woodpecker was taken in Carara National Park in Costa Rica. The park site says that:  Birdwatchers are interested in the Carara National Park area because it presents two life zones and a variety of birds, including one of the largest remaining wild populations of Scarlet Macaw in Costa Rica.   You can read more here.

You can tell this bird is a female because it has black in the center of its crown and forecrown in contrast to the entirely bright red head of the male. For an extensive profile of the Pale-billed Woodpecker ->  You can visit Neotropical Birds here.

Thanks to brettocop for this Creative Commons licensed photo.
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2 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Awesome looking woodpecker, I will be visiting Costa Rica soon. Maybe I will get to see this cool bird.

Bill Benish said...

Good luck Ellen! I hope you see it, and let us know. Have a wonderful trip!

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