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Pale-billed Woodpecker

Campephilus guatemalensis


The Pale-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus guatemalensis) is a very large woodpecker that is a resident breeding bird from northern Mexico to western Panama. The Pale-billed Woodpecker is 37 cm (15 in) long and weighs 255 g (9.0 oz). It resembles the Lineated Woodpecker, but is larger and more robust.


The habitat of this species is wet forests and adjacent second growth or semi-open woodland.


This woodpecker always reminds me of the cartoon character! Makes me laugh...

1 species ID suggestions

bayucca 5 years ago
Pale-billed Woodpecker
Campephilus guatemalensis Pale-billed Woodpecker


pamsai 5 years ago

thanks roberto...

pamsai 5 years ago

thanks Rieko...

pamsai 5 years ago

yes bayucca, that looks like the one...

roberto bianconi
roberto bianconi 5 years ago

Very nice spot, compliments!

RiekoS 5 years ago

Amazing spotting. I would be so excited if I meet this bird.

bayucca 5 years ago

Please verify!

Costa Rica

Lat: 10.44, Long: -84.01

Spotted on Jul 22, 2013
Submitted on Sep 20, 2013

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