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Old Saturday 26th October 2019, 11:32   #1
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Yucatan 7

Is this a Yucatan woodpecker, or golden-fronted?
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Golden-fronted Woodpecker.

https://ebird.org/species/yucwoo has some info on distinguishing Yucatan from Golden-fronted/Velasquez's Woodpecker.
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Ah brilliant thank you
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As has our own page: https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Yucatan_Woodpecker

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Just had a look at that Niels, and it oversimplifies a potential Id pitfall on Cozumel, where the local subsp of Velasquez's (Golden-fronted) has a yellow frons
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Thanks Larry,
but according to HBWalive, the local subspecies on Cozumel is leei, which is described as
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leei is long-billed, long-tailed, dark, has red nasal tufts, pale bars above very narrow and brown-tinged, white rump and tail-coverts dark-barred, little or no white in tail, brownish below, dark red belly patch, male with entire crown to hindneck red, sometimes meeting red of nasal tufts;
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but according to HBWalive, the local subspecies on Cozumel is leei, which is described as

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Sorry Niels, I must have got confused somewhere. Ignore me on that one!

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