Sunday, 15 July 2012

Picid in Focus: Black-cheeked Woodpecker

Black-cheeked Woodpecker Melanerpes pucherani is a typical, gregariousl, noisy member of the genus. It is monotypic and occurs from southern Mexico through Central America to Colombia and Ecuador. It often visits feeders. Photo of this female (males have all-red crown) taken In Costa Rica by Gerard Gorman.

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