Pale-billed Woodpecker and Alexander F. Skutch — Foto Diarist

Local Club member and frequent photo contributor Gail Hull of Finca Cantaros recently published an interesting look at one of our most dramatic woodpeckers here, the Pale-billed Woodpecker. To see the full post and photos, click on the link after “via” below the excerpt.

I was walking in our forest on a hillside trail in mid-November and suddenly heard the characteristic drumming, just two loud knocks in rapid succession, of the impressive (14½” or 37 cm) Pale-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus guatemalensis). This is not a common sound, but coincidentally just two weeks earlier I had heard the same distinctive drumming […]

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