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Continuing with the 5th entry in this series, here is a beautiful illustration by George F. Sandström which appears on Plate 80 of Woodpeckers of the Worldby Lester L. Short, published by the Delaware Museum of Natural History (1982). The bird at the upper portion of the illustration is a male Red-necked Woodpecker and a male Robust Woodpecker appears below.
You can find a detailed profile that I authored of the Red-necked Woodpecker at Cornell University's Neotropical Birds Online site at this links:
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!