Sunday, November 27, 2016
FEMALE BEARDED WOODPECKER, IMBABALA PRIVATE CONCESSION, ZIMBABWE
Even though we can't see the front of this woodpecker we can ID it as a female Bearded Woodpecker by its black crown which extends down to the nape and its barred black and pale back. The female has no red on its head, which most other female woodpeckers in Southern Africa have.
The Bearded Woodpecker is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 405.