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 Pale-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus guatemalensis)




Pale-billed Woodpecker | Campephilus guatemalensis photo
pale-billed woodpecker, Cayo, Belize

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PALE-BILLED WOODPECKER FACTS

Description
The Pale-billed Woodpecker is a large woodpecker with pale bill. The male has a red head and red crest. The female has a red head and black crest. The wings and back are mainly black. The throat is black and the underside is white with heavy bold bars. There is a white line down each side of the neck continuing over the shoulders to the back. The Pale-billed Woodpecker resembles the Lineated Woodpecker, but is larger.

Size
length 37cm

Environment
rainforest, semi-open woodland.

Food
Pale-billed Woodpeckers dig holes in trees to locate insects. Eats mainly beetle larvae, and some berries and fruit.

Breeding
Nests in tree hole about 3m - 30m above ground. Lays two white eggs.

Range
northern Mexico to western Panama.

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Piciformes
Family:Picidae
Genus:Campephilus
Species:guatemalensis
Common Name:Pale-billed Woodpecker