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Black-cheeked Woodpecker

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-[[Image:Black-cheeked_Woodpecker.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Male. Photo by {{user|John+Keep|John Keep}} A male]]+[[Image:Black-cheeked_Woodpecker.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Male <br /> Photo by {{user|John+Keep|John Keep}}<br />Hotel Gavilan near La Selva, [[Costa Rica]], March, 2006]]
;[[:Category:Melanerpes|Melanerpes]] pucherani ;[[:Category:Melanerpes|Melanerpes]] pucherani
==Identification== ==Identification==
-18.5 cm. Black upperparts, white barring on back, white spotting on wings, white rump, black tail with some white barring, underparts pale buff-olive, red central belly, black patch through eyes and on cheeks, yellow forehead,red nape, red crown in the male and black in the female.+18.5 cm<br />
- +*Black upperparts
-Young birds are duller, have less white above and less red on the belly.+*White barring on back
 +*White spotting on wings
 +*White rump
 +*Black tail with some white barring
 +*Underparts pale buff-olive
 +*Red central belly
 +*Black patch through eyes and on cheeks
 +*Yellow forehead
 +*Red nape
 +*Crown: red in the male and black in the female<br />
 +'''Young birds''' are duller, have less white above and less red on the belly.
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-Southeast [[Mexico]] to western [[Ecuador]].+South-east [[Mexico]] (Veracruz, Chiapas) to western [[Ecuador]].
 +[[Image:9945Black-cheeked Woodpecker1.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Female<br />Photo by {{user|John+Keep|John Keep}}<br /> Hotel Gavilan near La Selva, [[Costa Rica]], March, 2006]]
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
-Monotypic.+This is a [[Dictionary_M-S#M|monotypic]] species<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>.
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
-[[Image:9945Black-cheeked Woodpecker1.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Photo by {{user|John+Keep|John Keep}}<br />Female photographed at Hotel Gavilan near La Selva, [[Costa Rica]]]]+Upper and middle levels of humid forests, scattered tall trees, old second growth and roadside trees around farms, woodlands and gardens
-Higher levels of wet forests, semi-open woodland and old second growth.+
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
====Breeding==== ====Breeding====
-It nests in an unlined hole 6-30 m high in a dead tree. 2-4 glossy white eggs are laid and incubated by both sexes.+The nest is an unlined hole high up in a dead tree. The clutch of 2-4 glossy white eggs is incubated by both adults.
====Diet==== ====Diet====
-The diet includes insects, fruit and nectar.+The diet consists mostly of insects, but fruit and nectar are also eaten.
====Vocalisation==== ====Vocalisation====
-The call is a rattling ''krrrrrl''; both sexes drum on territory.+The call is a rattling ''krrrrrl''.<br />
 +Both sexes can be heard drumming.
 + 
==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|Melanerpes+pucherani}} {{GSearch|Melanerpes+pucherani}}
[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Melanerpes]] [[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Melanerpes]]

Revision as of 00:17, 12 February 2010

Male   Photo by John KeepHotel Gavilan near La Selva, Costa Rica, March, 2006
Male
Photo by John Keep
Hotel Gavilan near La Selva, Costa Rica, March, 2006
Melanerpes pucherani

Contents

Identification

18.5 cm

  • Black upperparts
  • White barring on back
  • White spotting on wings
  • White rump
  • Black tail with some white barring
  • Underparts pale buff-olive
  • Red central belly
  • Black patch through eyes and on cheeks
  • Yellow forehead
  • Red nape
  • Crown: red in the male and black in the female

Young birds are duller, have less white above and less red on the belly.

Distribution

South-east Mexico (Veracruz, Chiapas) to western Ecuador.

FemalePhoto by John Keep Hotel Gavilan near La Selva, Costa Rica, March, 2006
Female
Photo by John Keep
Hotel Gavilan near La Selva, Costa Rica, March, 2006

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Upper and middle levels of humid forests, scattered tall trees, old second growth and roadside trees around farms, woodlands and gardens

Behaviour

Breeding

The nest is an unlined hole high up in a dead tree. The clutch of 2-4 glossy white eggs is incubated by both adults.

Diet

The diet consists mostly of insects, but fruit and nectar are also eaten.

Vocalisation

The call is a rattling krrrrrl.
Both sexes can be heard drumming.

External Links

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