Picid in Focus: Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus
This large species (30-36cm in length) ranges across Central and South America where it is locally fairly common. It occurs in a range of open forested habitats from humid and dry forests to mangroves, from lowlands to mountains. It is often rather vocal. Photo of nominate race by Szabolcs Kokay, Trinidad, 2010.