Monday, 19 October 2009

Wildlife: Blond-crested Woodpecker

There are some great looking woodpeckers on the planet and Blond-crested Woodpecker Celeus flavescens is right up there with the best. This spectacular bird is found in South America, from eastern Brazil south into Paraguay and Argentina. It's most striking feature is it's long blond crest which contrasts sharply with the rest of it's dark plumage. Although essentially a forest bird, it regularly visits lodges in its range where fruit is placed out for birds.

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