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Helmeted Woodpecker

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==Identification== ==Identification==
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-Patchily distributed in [[South America]]. Found in south [[Brazil]], [[Paraguay]] and North [[Argentina]]. Has been observed several times there near Misiones and in East Paraguay in the 1990s after a long gap since 1954. Due to the difficulty to observe this species when it's not calling it may be overlooked and is possibly more widespread than believed. The high rates of ongoing deforestation in its range is clearly putting this species at risk of extinction.+Patchily distributed in [[South America]]. Found in south [[Brazil]], [[Paraguay]] and North [[Argentina]]. Has been observed several times there near Misiones and in East Paraguay in the 1990s after a long gap since 1954. Due to the difficulty of observing this species when it's not calling, it may be overlooked and is possibly more widespread than believed. The high rates of ongoing deforestation in its range is clearly putting this species at risk of extinction.
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
This is a [[Dictionary_M-S#M|monotypic]] species<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>. This is a [[Dictionary_M-S#M|monotypic]] species<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>.

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Photo by intervalesIntervales State Park, Brazil, October 2010
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Intervales State Park, Brazil, October 2010
Dryocopus galeatus

Contents

Identification

Distribution

Patchily distributed in South America. Found in south Brazil, Paraguay and North Argentina. Has been observed several times there near Misiones and in East Paraguay in the 1990s after a long gap since 1954. Due to the difficulty of observing this species when it's not calling, it may be overlooked and is possibly more widespread than believed. The high rates of ongoing deforestation in its range is clearly putting this species at risk of extinction.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Forests.

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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