magellanic woodpecker

magellanic woodpecker facts

Name: Carpintero negro, Carpintero gigante / Magellanic Woodpecker
Scientific Name: Campephilus magellanicus
Family: Picidae
Order: n/a
Size: 40 – 45cm (17.4 – 19.6in)
Weight: n/a

Distribution:
From O´higgins region to Magallanes.

Residence:
Annual resident

Reproduction:
They nest in tree cavities and lay 3 to 5 eggs.

Habitat:
Mature forest of Nothofagus (Beach Forest).

Food Habits:
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).

Observation:
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.

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