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Strickland's Woodpecker

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Photo by bobsofpaMadera Canyon, Arizona, USA,  May 2005
Photo by bobsofpa
Madera Canyon, Arizona, USA, May 2005
Picoides stricklandi


[edit] Identification

18–19 cm (7-7½ in)

  • Buff nasal tufts
  • Blackish-brown forehead, crown and hindneck
  • Red nape
  • Broad white strip behind eye
  • Dark brown upper lores
  • White underparts, heavily spotted
  • Three white wing bars

Female similar, but lacks red nape

[edit] Distribution

Coniferous forests of eastern Mexico (Michoacán to west-central Veracruz)

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].<br Formerly treated conspecific with Arizona Woodpecker.
Placed in genus Leuconotopicus by Gill and Donsker.

[edit] Habitat

Temperate coniferous forests and mixed pine-oak slopes at heights around 4,500 to 7,000 feet.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of insects, particularly beetle larvae, with the addition of some fruit and seeds.

They usually feed alone, but will join mixed species feeding flocks.

[edit] Breeding

They nest in a cavity excavated from a dead tree trunk. The clutch consists of 3-4 white eggs which are laid on a bed of wood chips. There is little other information.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Feb 2018)

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