Friday, January 29, 2010

Robust Woodpecker Video

Originally posted 2/7/11 - backdated to organize posts by topic.

This video shows a male Robust Woodpecker on a snag in Parque Nacional Iguazú in Argentina.  Turn your volume up to hear this bird do two double knocks, a signal these woodpeckers use to keep in close touch with each other.

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Chris said...

I'm so surprised of the numbers of woodpecker species. I did not know there were so many...

Bill Benish said...

There are quite a few! Gerard Gorman writes on his Woodpeckers of the World blog:

Depending upon which authority is followed, and the fact that the status of some species is unclear, between 215 and 220 woodpecker species probably exist globally.

Even someone who travels extensively can long look forward to seeing new woodpeckers for the first time.

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