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Crimson-Crested Woodpecker

Campephilus melanoleucos


A very large, robust woodpecker with a large red crest. The male is distinguished from other co-occurring large woodpeckers by the combination of barred underparts and an entirely red head that lacks facial stripes, and has only a suggestion of a black-and-white "slash" below the eye. Females have a black front to the crest, and a very broad white malar stripe that continues into the white strip down the neck. - Cornell


This is one of the relatives to the now presumed extinct Ivory-billed Woodpecker which was endemic to the united states.

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JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

Excellent photo! If you would share this to my mission for North American Woodpeckers, I would be honored: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7122...

JanelleL.Streed 6 years ago

Cody-Not a Pileated Woodpecker? I see it now...it looks like the red mustache and hood (red crest) wraps around on this woodpecker but...Wow! It looks sooo similar. Are they similar in size as well? Okay now I have to look up these handsome fellows on the internet. Thanks for sharing these and sparking my curiosity!!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 6 years ago

Great spotting Cody!

RiekoS 6 years ago

I love the bird!

MayraSpringmann 6 years ago

Nice !!!

YukoChartraw 6 years ago

Stunning contrast of colors!

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Ciudad de Panamá, Panama

Lat: 9.09, Long: -79.65

Spotted on Nov 29, 2011
Submitted on Jan 14, 2013

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