Friday, January 29, 2010

A Foraging Robust Woodpecker

Originally posted 4/14/10 - backdated to organize posts by topic.


Many thanks to willi377 for posting this video on YouTube.

A friend of mine recently made me aware of this video of a foraging female Robust Woodpecker obtained at Iguazú National Park in Argentina.  It's interesting to watch this bird scaling substantial amounts of bark off the tree trunk.

2 comments:

Phil said...

It's an apt name Bill but as an alternative how about "Demolition Woodpecker"?. Thanks for finding that great video.

Bill Benish said...

Well, just imagine there's an undiscovered Campephilus out there...it very well could end up being the Demolition Woodpecker, along with Cream-backed, Robust, Magellanic and especially, the Powerful Woodpecker!

I like it!

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