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Lineated Woodpecker

Dryocopus lineatus

Description:

"The Lineated Woodpecker (Dryocopus lineatus) is a very large woodpecker which is a resident breeding bird from Mexico south to northern Argentina and on Trinidad." The bird from the picture above belongs to D. l. similis and is one of two subspecies that owns an ivory-like pale bill (the other one is D. l. scapulars). In Mexico is also known as "carpintero listado, carpintero crestirrojo o carpintero real" ******************************************************************************************************** El carpintero lineado es un carpintero muy grande que reside y cría desde México hasta Argentina y Trinidad. El ave de la imagen de arriba pertenece a la subespecie D.l. similis y es una de dos subespecies que poseen un pico color pálido parecido al marfil. (La otra subespecie es D.l. scapularis) En México se le conoce también como carpintero listado, carpintero crestirrojo o carpintero real.

Habitat:

This bird was found at the borders of low tropical deciduous forest, about 130 m.a.s.l. ********************************************************************************************************* Esta ave se encontró en los límites de selva baja tropical caducifolia, a 130 metros sobre el nivel del mar.

Notes:

Pictures and video were taken at Poza Rica's airport surroundings (Veracruz, Mexico), unfortunately this bird was trying to carve a hole near a pole that supports a signal detector so I had to tell him to go away (the old and effective shushhhh). Sorry Mr. Woody. ******************************************************************************************************** La imágenes y el video fueron tomadas en los alrededores del aeropuerto de Poza Rica, desafortunadamente esta ave estaba tratando de "taladrar" un poste cerca de un detector de señales, así que tuve que decirle que se vaya. (El viejo y efectivo shush). Lo siento Sr. Woody.

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24 Comments

ArturoOrtiz
ArturoOrtiz 5 years ago

Thanks Antonio and Stanislav!! =)

Stanislav Greš
Stanislav Greš 5 years ago

congrats to the SOTD Arturo ! i like this kind of birds :)

Beautiful capture Arturo,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

ArturoOrtiz
ArturoOrtiz 5 years ago

Thanks again RiekoS and Kathleen =)

Good Morning Arturo! I love your spotting, but could you please add some info about your actual spotting. Where were you when you took the photos? Try to make your info on habitat and any notes that you might include more personal to your spotting than the description you have included? that would be wonderful. It is what makes your spotting more educational for all who look at it and want to know more about the birds and the place you actually saw it. Thanks!

ArturoOrtiz
ArturoOrtiz 5 years ago

Thanks Hema Shah, kdpicturemaker and mary.gallo for your kind commentaries.

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago

Congratulations! Fantastic series.

mary.gallo.m
mary.gallo.m 5 years ago

My favorite bird is a woodpecker. Have not seen this kind before. wow!

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 5 years ago

Well done. It's a 'mad' hair do.

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

awesome spot! He seems so curious!!

It would be so exciting if we would have such a spotting!!

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

So would I :)

ArturoOrtiz
ArturoOrtiz 5 years ago

Thanks AshleyT =), it is a cool mohawk!. I really hope that Campephilus principalis and/or Campephilus imperials are still out there, I'd love to see a picture of one of those punk guys on Project Noah.

ArturoOrtiz
ArturoOrtiz 5 years ago

Thanks so much Kathleen.

Congratulations on SOTD! Love the bird and the spotting!

ArturoOrtiz
ArturoOrtiz 5 years ago

Thank's Yasser and MacChristiansen, I was just in the right place @ the right time.

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats Arturo! Love his red mohawk ;)

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 5 years ago

Congratulations ArturoOrtiz on your SOTD

Yasser
Yasser 5 years ago

And I forgot to mention how awesome the video was! Thanks again for sharing this great series!

Yasser
Yasser 5 years ago

Arturo, congratulations on earning your very first Spotting of the Day with this beautiful woodpecker! Thank you for showing us some of the natural beauty of Mexico. We look forward to seeing many, many more spottings from you! Saludos!

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ArturoOrtiz
ArturoOrtiz 5 years ago

I'm glad you liked it RiekoS =), thanks.

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago

Love the video.

ArturoOrtiz
ArturoOrtiz 5 years ago

Thanks Jennifer, it is thrilling =)

Very cool spotting, I would be so thrilled to see this woodpecker!

ArturoOrtiz
Spotted by
ArturoOrtiz

Mexico

Lat: 20.60, Long: -97.45

Spotted on Feb 24, 2014
Submitted on Feb 24, 2014

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