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Red-rumped Woodpecker

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Veniliornis kirkii
Photo by Steve G Photographed: Nariva rivermouth mangroves, Trinidad.
Photo by Steve G
Photographed: Nariva rivermouth mangroves, Trinidad.


[edit] Identification

16.5 cm. Golden-olive above, buff spots on the wings, and a red rump. Buff-white underparts finely barred with dark brown, blackish brown tail, black bill. Adult males have a red crown and yellow nape. In adult females, the crown is dark brown and the nape orange-brown. The call is a repeated quee-quee-quee.

[edit] Distribution

Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Habitat

Forests, open woodland and cultivation.

[edit] Behaviour

They make a nest hole in a dead tree and 2-3 white eggs are laid.

The diet includes insects.

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