Saturday, January 30, 2010

Two Red-necked Woodpeckers

Originally posted 4/24/11 - backdated to organize posts by topic

 This video is very brief but extraordinary because it shows both a male Red-necked Woodpecker on the left, and a female (presumably his mate) on the right.  It's unusual to see both sexes in one clip.  You'll notice how the female varies from the male, mainly by having a black-bordered, broad buff line extending from the base of the bill to its lower ear coverts. This video by marmoset was captured in Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas in Brazil.

View the Red-necked Woodpecker's range here.

Hear the Red-necked Woodpecker's call here:

Hear young birds begging here:

Hear the bird doing double-knocks here:


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