Hoffman’s Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmannii)

The Hoffman’s Woodpecker is a pretty common sight in Ciudad Colón where I lived before, not so common in Rio Frio where my parents live, but they still approach the fruit feeders from time to time. Their underparts are gray olive, while the upperparts are barred in black and white. The nape is yellowish, while the male has a red cap. Their call is high pitched and can be heard from quite far away. Like most woodpeckers, they frequently perch on branches looking upright or upside down, traversing the branch looking for insects.

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