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Young birds: duller, less white upperparts and less yellow on the belly
At Tarcoles River in Costa Rica, this species adjoins the very similar Red-crowned Woodpecker. In a narrow region around this river and somewhat to the south, the birds have orange in the rear of their necks, indicating some hybrid origin.
Deciduous open woodland.
The nest hole is unlined and high in a dead tree. The 2 or 3 glossy white eggs are incubated by both adults.
The diet includes insects, often extracted from decaying wood, and fruit and nectar.
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