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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 3 years ago

Excellent photo! If you would share this to my mission for North American Woodpeckers, I would be honored:

JanelleL.Streed 6 years ago

Cody-Not a Pileated Woodpecker? I see 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!

Ciudad de Panamá, Panama

Lat: 9.09, Long: -79.65

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

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