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Cuban Green Woodpecker

Cuban Green Woodpecker
Photo Information
Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM, Hoya 77mm HMC Super U.V.
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/620 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-05 22:05
Viewed: 5164
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cuban Green Woodpecker (Xiphidiopicus percussus)

I took this picture during my recent vacation in Cayo Gulliermo – Cuba, during a visit to “El Baga Nature Park” in Cayo Coco.

I Think this bird is posted first time on TN.

The Cuban Green Woodpecker is endemic to Cuba where it is found in dry forest, pine forest and coastal vegetation.

It has a bright olive green back while underparts are yellow with dark streaks.

Both sexes have a mostly white head with a thick black stripe behind the eye and a small red patch on the throat. The male has a red crown from forehead to nape while the female has a black forecrown with white streaks and only the nape is red. The female also has a slightly shorter bill and is noticeably smaller when seen together.

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Hi Mario,
this is an exceptionally clear looking photo taken in a very good light and the colours,the colours are vivid and pleasing to the eye.You must of been quite taken with this bird when you first saw it.The point of view works well for giving a clear line of sight which helps show the details off well.Thanks Mario for showing us this view. Bob

Hi Mario,

A Beautiful bird and so well captured, the colours are stunning, perfect framing and composition, excellent detail. Really nice work, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

Ciao Mario,
grande ritratto di questo magnifico uccello.
Belli i dettagli e i colori.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-09-06 0:15]

Hi Mario,

A well presented capture,good POV,sharpness and colored woodpecker,a new one for me,tfs


Hi Mario,

Thanks for showing us a bird that we do not see here. Nice detail and composition.



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-06 3:17]

Hello Mario,
Wow, fantastic. The best photo of this Woodpecker I've ever seen. The colours and sharpness are excellent. Perfect pose and composition. Very beautiful!
Kind regards,

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-09-06 11:13]

Hello Mario,

Not home, only marking.

Hola Mario
wonderful capture for colorful woodpecker. It is very beautiful. all features, from eyes contact and sharp details of focus to POV and colors, great. good informative notes. Thanks for sharing. best wishes

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