Magellanic Woodpecker Facts
Name: Carpintero negro, Carpintero gigante / Magellanic Woodpecker
Scientific Name: Campephilus magellanicus
Size: 40 – 45cm (17.4 – 19.6in)
From O´higgins region to Magallanes.
They nest in tree cavities and lay 3 to 5 eggs.
Mature forest of Nothofagus (Beach Forest).
Insectivore (they hunt for they food by making cavities in the trunk of trees; their presence in the forest can be heard by their continuous pecking).
They have sexual dimorphism, the male has red head while the female has a black head with a little crest and a red spot on the chest.