Sunday, January 31, 2010

Powerful Woodpecker - Up Close!

Originally posted 5/14/11 - backdated to organize posts by topic.

Powerful Woodpecker, originally uploaded by telembi.

Enjoy this fantastic close-up photo of a female Powerful Woodpecker taken in Colombia by Juan Carlos L. This bird lives in the Andes mountains, from Central Colombia to Peru.  Notice the "v" shape the white lines make on the back, a pattern shared by several members of the genus.  Male birds have a red forehead and crest.  The photo is posted here with permission.

Hear the call of the Powerful Woodpecker here:

3 comments:

john said...

Magnificent photo. I love the angle of the shot with good background habitat. Hope to go there someday.

Bill Benish said...

I agree. It's hard to imagine getting a photo quite like this one!

Russell said...

Love this photograph!

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