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Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Melanerpes aurifrons

Description:

North American woodpecker, golden-naped, wide-bar-backed, red head

Habitat:

dry tropical secondary forest edge, adjacent to fruit orchard

Notes:

spotted in am, while bird was perched on high branch of a leafless Jobo tree.

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1 Comment

stephen5
stephen5 6 years ago

This is the very similar Hoffmann's Woodpecker. The Golden-fronted is found from Honduras north. I barely enters into Nicaragua in the north.

Rivas, Nicaragua

Lat: 11.11, Long: -85.73

Spotted on Feb 2, 2013
Submitted on Feb 2, 2013

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