Sunday, September 22, 2013

Powerful Woodpecker at Rio Blanco in Colombia

What a fine-looking male Powerful Woodpecker here in profile in full sunlight! Sexing this species is easy enough because the female's crest is black. This fine photo was taken by Francesco Veronesi at Rio Blanco, Colombia. It is posted here under Creative Commons license.

2 comments:

David Gascoigne said...

I saw this woodpecker several times in Ecuador. It is indeed spectacular. I am very fortunate to have seen many of the species you cover here. Interesting concept to cover just one family.

Bill Benish said...

Thanks so much for visiting and leaving your comments David. How great that you have been fortunate enough to see so many great birds in the wild!

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