Friday, 23 December 2011

Picid in Focus: Greyish Piculet

Greyish Piculet Picumnus granadensis.This tiny picid (9-10cm in length) is endemic to Andean forests in Colombia. Photo of this female (males have some yellow spotting on the crown) taken in the Cauca Valley by Trevor Ellery of PROAVES

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Picid in Focus: Powerful Woodpecker

Male Powerful Woodpecker Campephilus pollens. Female lacks red crown. Photo taken in November 2011 at the Colibri del Sol Reserve, Colombia, by Trevor Ellery of PROAVES

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Picid in Focus: Ecuadorian Piculet

Ecuadorian Piculet Picumnus sclateri. Restricted in range, it is found only on the western slope of the Andes in Ecuador and north-west Peru. Photo of this female (male has yellow spotting on forecrown) taken by Pete Ferrera in southern Ecuador, November 2011.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Sounds: Andaman Woodpecker

This species is endemic to the Andaman Islands (India) in the Bay of Bengal. It is not uncommon in the islands but threatened by general development and clearance of its forest habitat.

Calls and drumming of a pair of Dryocopus hodgei

Recorded on Havelock Island, Andaman Islands, India, in November 2011, by Gerard Gorman.