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Hairy Woodpecker

Picoides villosus


The darker, tawny color of the chest is apparently typical of this species in Central America. In North America the Hairy Woodpecker has a white chest.


Seen at Bosque de Paz Ecological reserve.


Conditions for photographing birds were terrible: dark and cloudy, actually raining on us much of the time. This isn't the best photo, but I wanted to post it because I find the difference in coloration between the North America and Central American races of this species to be interesting.

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1 Comment

alicelongmartin 10 years ago

It is different!

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 3, 2012
Submitted on May 12, 2012

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