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Green barred Woodpecker

Green barred Woodpecker
Photo Information
Copyright: Ricardo A Palonsky (RAP) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro1
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Eliz strange, exotic or little known species - 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-19 8:11
Viewed: 5099
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Colaptes melanochloros (ex Colaptes melanolaimus)

Like all the Woodpeckers, it has the short and robust legs with two fingers oriented and two forwards backwards.

In Argentina exist 30 species of Woodpeckers.

As all the Woodpeckers, stand out by the form to settle in the trunks; his long and acute nails allow to subject him in vertical sites and with the pens rigid his tail it assures a third strongpoint.

The peak is a true chisel that drills the wood in search of insects (larvae and adults) whom he captures with his long sticky tongue.

Unlike most of Woodpeckers, are enough earth dweller, incorporating the ants to their diet.

They construct its nests in the hollows of the trees Has a circular entrance of 8 cm of diameter that communicates to a vertical tunnel, at bottom of which it deposits eggs that are ovoid, of white color, in number of 4 or 5.
Its size is of 28 xs 22 mm.

Body length: 23cm.

Identification: crowns black. Red nape semituft. White face. Malar (zone pertaining to the cheek) red. Striped black back of yellowish. Yellow chest with black spots.
The female has to malar black.

(Trans. of Babel Fish)

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Precioso pájaro carpintero, los que tenemos por aqui son bonitos pero este es espectacular. Desde luego disfrutais de una fauna fabulosa en Argentina. La foto muy natural con unos colores encantadores. Un saludo!

Very good photo. Good composition with beautiful colour and markings. Good note to.

Another good bird shot. I have not seen this woodpecker before. Very nice colours and markings. Detailed note supporting the post is also nice. Thanx Ricardo.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-19 13:53]

Very nice work Ricardo. Great compostition and nice pov. I've never seen a woodpecker quite like this, do they ever get headaches?

Great picture and note too. Well done.

This is a new one for me too. Very well captured with excellent color and DOF. The composition is great too I did try a WS on this and did two things. One: I adjusted the levels a bit to lift the colors out a bit and two: I added a tiny catch-lite to the eye to add a bit of life to the eye. Hope you like it

Very nice woodpecker Ricardo, nice pose too.

Ricardo, Very interesting colors & patterns on this Woodpecker. Great frame job & the birds pose/attitude is also good. Very nice photo!

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  • edji Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 83 W: 8 N: 22] (426)
  • [2004-09-24 13:06]

Nice woodpecker. Here in Quebec we don't that kind of woodpecker. They are all black and white with a little red spot on the head.

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