Thursday, February 4, 2010

Magellanic Woodpeckers, Father and Son

                                                                                                     Originally posted 7/11/10 - backdated to organize posts by topic.
Watch this video by goranlondon of a young male Magellanic Woodpecker and his father.  The adult bird works hard to extract a tasty morsel from the tree trunk for his noisy (turn up your volume!), impatient son. Ivory-billed Woodpecker enthusiasts will be interested to hear kent-like, soft "tooting" sounds emanating from the father bird, I presume, starting at 19-20 seconds into the video. It seems as if the father is saying:

"Hang on son. Hang on. I'm working on it!"

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