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This is such a wonderful photograph of a female Cream-backed Woodpecker by talented photographer Cláudio Timm, posted here under Creative Commons license. The facial markings of this bird, extending the white coloration of the beak further back with similarly colored feathers, never ceases to amaze me! This is an attribute that Cream-backed Woodpeckers share with female members of two Campephilus sister species, the Red-necked and Robust Woodpeckers.
Woodpeckers are a spectacular and unique family of birds. Especially intriguing is the resplendent Campephilus genus, found only in the Americas. Having observed a few species in the wild, I felt compelled to create the only online resource dedicated to these beautiful birds. I hope you find this site informative and enjoyable!