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Pale-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus guatemalensis)
pale-billed woodpecker, Cayo, Belize
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PALE-BILLED WOODPECKER FACTSDescription
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.
rainforest, semi-open woodland.
Pale-billed Woodpeckers dig holes in trees to locate insects. Eats mainly beetle larvae, and some berries and fruit.
Nests in tree hole about 3m - 30m above ground. Lays two white eggs.
northern Mexico to western Panama.