Friday, 22 March 2013

Picid in Focus: Cuban Green Woodpecker

Cuban Green Woodpecker Xiphidiopicus percussus. Endemic to Cuba. Photo of this female (note the black forecrown, males have all of the crown red) taken by Gerard Gorman near Los Palacios in March, 2013.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Picid in Focus: Golden-olive Woodpecker

Male Golden-olive Woodpecker Colaptes rubiginosus. Note the red malar stripe on the cheek, which females lack. This is a quite widespread species of C and S America. Photo by Gerard Gorman taken in Peru, November 2012.