striped woodpecker

striped woodpecker facts

Name: Carpintero, Carpintero bataraz grande / Striped Woodpecker
Scientific Name: Picoides lignarius
Family: Picidae
Order: n/a
Size: 15- 20 cm (6,5 -8,7 in)
Weight: n/a

Distribution:
From Coquimbo to Magallanes

Residence:
Annual resident

Reproduction:
They nest in cavities of trees that they excavate; they lay 3 to 5 eggs.

Habitat:
Dispersed trees, parks and open forest

Food Habits:
Insectivore (they search for their food by making small holes in trees with their beak)

Observation:
They have sexual dimorphism, the male has a red patch on the nape of the neck, and this is black in the female.

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