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Lineated Woodpecker

Lineated Woodpecker
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: nikon f 50, AF Nikkor 70-210, Fuji Sensia 100
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-07 10:54
Viewed: 5814
Points: 12
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A surprice when you see such a great woodpecker for the first time. I think this is the first Lineated Woodpecker on TN. This is a female. The photo is scanned from a slide.

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 habitat of this species is forest borders and other open woodland. Three white eggs are laid in a nest hole is in a dead tree and incubated by both sexes. The young are fed by regurgitation.
The Lineated Woodpecker is 34 cm long and weighs 200 g. It resembles the closely-related Pileated Woodpecker of North America, but within its range the confusion species is the Crimson-crested Woodpecker.
Adults are mainly black above, with a red crest and white lines down the sides of the throat and shoulders. The underparts are white, heavily barred with black. They show white on the wings in flight.
Adult males have a red line from the bill to the throat and red on the front of the crown. In adult females, these plumage features are black.
Crimson-crested Woodpecker is the only bird of similar plumage and size. In that species, the white face line is broader, and the white shoulder lines meet on the back.
Lineated Woodpeckers chip out holes, often quite large, while searching out insects in trees. They mainly eat insects, especially ants and beetle larvae, with some seeds, such as Heliconia, and fruits, berries and nuts.
The call of this widespread but wary bird is a loud, ringing wic-wic-wic. Both sexes drum. (Wikipedia)

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-04-07 11:13]

Ha peter,

een mooie shot van deze grote specht,leuke pov engoede kleuren en datails,ik meen dat ik hem al vaker op TN heb waargenomen,maar een fraaie upload,


Un extraño pájaro por estas latitudes, pero al alcance de la vista gracias a TN.
Buen encuadre y ecertada presentación.
Un saludo, JL.

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  • trinko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 78 N: 322] (4321)
  • [2007-04-07 13:18]

very interesting looking bird. i like the red crest. good colors

Hi Peter,
Very good capture of this woodpecker in my contry!
Very effective your POV between all that branches, you found an excellent image to show us how this bird looks like.
I usually see some woodkpeckers from my window, but still never could do a good shot on them.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi peter, Interesting image of this bird, I think that is the first one about ithey.

Hello Peter

In North America we have the Pileated Woodpecker
that it is almost similar to the Lineated Woodpecker
and as you noticed being large it is a wonderful woodpecker,
excellent photo with a very beautiful light, TFS


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