Archive for 'Picidae'

Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani)

Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani)

A common and opportunistic bird that gladly eats from human feeding stations during its daily rounds in its range. It sounds like this:

Flaggspett | Great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)

This youngster is fully capable of catching its own food by now, but conveniently sits on this dead branch hoping the parents will continue the feeding. Its incessant calling and nagging still seems to strike a cord with the parents as they frantically roam the trees for food which they conveniently deliver on this branch […]

Green-barred Woodpecker (Colaptes melanochloros)

This was a brief encounter with the species as I was about to leave SouthWild Pantanal and go to Chapada dos Guimarães – the rainmaker and the source of Pantanal’s water. It’s looking for food in the trees right outside the lodge. That’s what’s so amazing about Pantanal – you chill in a hammock, or […]

Pale-crested Woodpecker (Celeus lugubris)

This was the only encounter of the species during my stay in Pantanal, and is a female seen a few hours upstrem from Porto Jofre. It sounds like this:

Campo Flicker (Colaptes campestris)

The only species of woodpecker I encountered while at Pousada Xaraés. This was the second and last, and being the last few hours of my stay I think I should be satisfied. In fact it was only a few metres away from my room, so another proof you don’t have to go far to see […]

Red-necked Woodpecker (Campephilus rubricollis)

There are many species of woodpecker in Madidi and on the grounds of Chalalan, but this one is by far one of the largest and most powerful. To make it’s territory known it drums on wood that has the most powerful resonace, and it only does so in 2 fast beats. Sometimes it sounds so […]

Grønnspett (Picus viridis)

Siden jeg var liten har jeg alltid sett og hørt grønnspett her. De er støyende når de flyr og tar ingen hensyn når de velger redehull, eller sitteplass. Jeg har et stort og høyt furutre som er delvis død av tyritoppsopp, og dette treet er favorittplass til rovfugl, kråker, fiskemåker, skjærer og spetter. Når grønnspetten […]