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Campephilus magellanicus


Campephilus  magellanicus
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Woodpeckers, Birds of South America [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-12 3:57
Viewed: 4071
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Magellanic Woodpecker (Carpintero negro grande) is a very large woodpecker resident to Chile along the Andes, and to some parts of South-Western Argentina. The Magellanic Woodpecker is 36-38 cm in length. Males of this species weigh 312-363g, and females weigh 276-312g.
This species is mainly black, with a white wing patch and a grey, chisel-like beak. Males have a crimson head and crest. Females have a mainly black head, but there is an area of red coloration near the base of the bill
Magellanic Woodpeckers inhabit mature Nothofagus and Nothofagus-Austrocedrus forests, where they feed mainly on grubs and adult beetles. They breed in late fall to early winter, digging a nest cavity 5-15m above the ground. Females lay 1-4 eggs. The most common calls of the Magellanic Woodpecker are a nasal “keé-yew” and “pi-caá”.

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This photo is taken in Parque Nacional de Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2008-01-12 4:12]

The Magellanic Woodpecker is a very large woodpecker resident to Chile along the Andes and I have never seen such thing, TFS.

Hola Ferran,
Imponente la captura de este carpintero!
Es muy buena la pose en que lo agarraste, donde podemos apreciar su intenso color negro en el plumaje del cuerpo, y ese toque de color rojo en la cabeza.
Me agrada la composición que armaste con el eje principal del pájaro alineado con la rama.
Enhorabuena y gracias por compartir la foto.
Un gran saludo,
JM

fantastic capture of this colourful bird,
the pov is very good and the quality is great. very nice photo, with my compliments for this good photojob, have a good weekend.
gr. jaap

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2008-02-23 14:34]

Hola Ferrán,
estaba viendo las fotos que tomaste en Argentina y me encontré con este hermoso ejemplar. Estoy acostumbrada a verlos en invierno en el centro de esqui donde trabajo, hay varias parejas que se alimentan de los bichos que viven en las lengas secas. Se dejan ver mucho entre julio y agosto, los días soleados.
Sobre la foto no hay nada que decir; es perfecta: es impresionante poder ver en detalle las plumas y la cabeza. Me gusta la pose que tiene.
Saludos! y TFS!
Brenda

Bela Imágem Ferran, tive a oportunidade de encontrar com um desses..é maravilhoso!
Parabéns pela bela captura.

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