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Melanerpes rubricapillus rubricapillus (red-crowned woodpecker / Carpintero habado) | by PriscillaBurcher
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Melanerpes rubricapillus rubricapillus (red-crowned woodpecker / Carpintero habado)

La Ceja, Colombia; 2.300 meters above sea level.

 

The red-crowned woodpecker (Melanerpes rubricapillus) is a resident breeding bird from southwestern Costa Rica south to Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas and Tobago.

 

The male has a red crown patch and nape. The female has a buff crown and duller nape. Immature birds are duller, particularly in the red areas of the head and neck.

 

This woodpecker occurs in forests and semi-open woodland and cultivation. Red-crowned woodpeckers feed on insects, but will take fruit.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-crowned_woodpecker

 

Photo taken in La Ceja, Colombia; 2.300 meters above sea level.

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Taken on April 1, 2018