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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.5, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Woodpeckers, Birds of South America [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-14 0:23
Viewed: 3844
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Magellanic Woodpecker (Carpintero negro grande) is a very large woodpecker resident to Chile along the Andes, and to some parts of South-Western Argentina. The Magellanic Woodpecker is 36-38 cm in length. Males of this species weigh 312-363g, and females weigh 276-312g.
This species is mainly black, with a white wing patch and a grey, chisel-like beak. Males have a crimson head and crest. Females have a mainly black head, but there is an area of red coloration near the base of the bill
Magellanic Woodpeckers inhabit mature Nothofagus and Nothofagus-Austrocedrus forests, where they feed mainly on grubs and adult beetles. They breed in late fall to early winter, digging a nest cavity 5-15m above the ground. Females lay 1-4 eggs. The most common calls of the Magellanic Woodpecker are a nasal ke-yew and pi-ca.

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This photo is taken in Parque Nacional de Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

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