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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

MALE LINEATED WOODPECKER, UXMAL RESORT MAYA,UXMAL,YUCATAN,MEXICO, 11/5/2018

      We can ID this woodpecker as a male Lineated Woodpecker as follows:
  • Red crest
  • White line from the base of bill, down the neck and shoulders
  • Black wings
  • Whitish underparts, heavily bared with black
  • Red line from bill to throat and red forehead indicates an adult male
  • Pale bill - there are pale billed individuals, although black is more common
      The Lineated Woodpecker is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 816.