Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Crimson-bellied Woodpecker, Tapichalaca

Originally posted 12/5/10 - backdated to organize posts by topic.

Seeing this photo of a male Crimson-beliied Woodpecker is exciting because this large, colorful bird is so seldom photographed!  Female birds look similar to males, but they have a white band down the side of their neck.  It also goes by the name Splendid Woodpecker.  It is a forest-dwelling bird that can be found in eastern Panama, Columbia, Ecuador and Peru.

This fine photo was taken in Tapichalaca, Ecuador by Pati Rouzer and it reaches us courtesy of Patty McGann.

You can hear the bird's call here:


And see it's range map along with other sound recordings, including double raps, here at xeno-canto:

3 comments:

Chris said...

Wow I'm still again amazed by its size and color pattern... Really nice to discover the diversity of woodpecker. Thanks for sharing...

Renata Avila Giovannoni said...

Muito bonito o pássaro, aliás a natureza traz uma diversidade em beleza.Parabéns pelo blog.

Bill Benish said...

Muito obrigado Renata!

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