An Introduction to the Birds of Tropical America

    Piciformes - Woodpeckers    

Woodpeckers are well known birds found worldwide, and range in size from large species around 35 cm. to Piculets which measure only 9 cm. from head to tail.


Acorn Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) Male
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia

Cinnamon Woodpecker
Cinnamon Woodpecker (Celeus loricatus)
Soberania National Park, Panama

Olivaceous Piculet
Olivaceous Piculet (Picumnus olivaceus)
Manantiales del Campo, Antioquia, Colombia

Scaled Piculet
Scaled Piculet (Picumnus squamulatus)
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia
Yet another piculet, but I like how they are all very different and distinctive.


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