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It measures 28 cm. The greenish plumage further camouflages. In the head, the characteristic division between red and black, unique among woodpeckers, highlights the large white area around the eyes. Up close and in good light, the black balls in the breast plumage and belly can be seen. Males have small red mustache on the nozzle base.
It lives in gallery forests, savannas, caatingas, fields with trees and on the edge of forests. It is increasingly common in urban areas.
Spotted on Mar 1, 2015
Submitted on Mar 2, 2015