Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Crimson-bellied Woodpecker Double-Knocks

Originally posted 1/12/12 - backdated to organize posts by topic.

The Crimson-bellied Woodpecker is rarely captured on video, so it is exciting to find this high quality video of a male bird. Observe it doing a series of double-knocks, typically used by members of the Campephilus genus as communication signals, and you will notice the bird raising its crest after some of the knocks. This video by Andres Vasquez was captured in Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve, La Delicia, Pichincha Province, Ecuador, located two and a half hours drive northwest of Quito.


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