Monday, February 1, 2010

Pale-billed Woodpecker

BZ10_C50D_1136a, originally uploaded by jerryoldenettel.
Here's another photo of a female Pale-billed Woodpecker. The sex of this bird is indicated by the black forecrown and black center crown amidst brilliant red feathers. I'm always amazed when I see Campephilus woodpeckers out in the open, in such a stark setting, when I consider the dense bottomland forest that their northern relative, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker has called home!

Creative Commons licensed photo taken in Belize.


biologion said...

very beautiful bird! I like woodpeckers very much. Unfortunately, it's not very easy to photograph them in Greece, except a couple of common species

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