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|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 “keé-yew” and “pi-caá”.
This photo is taken in Parque Nacional de Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
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