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Please include when and where seen, tech specs and any other pertinent details about the sighting. Matt

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This image was made at Dandeli Wildlife sanctuary , Karnataka India

Shot with a canon + 400

Was clicked at the peak of summers when these guys come down to water and water bodies also are very few so easier to click them

Called the Rufous Woodpecker male

 

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Bennett's woodpecker - Satara Rest Camp August 2012

 

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Lineated woodpecker, Transpantaneira, Brazil July 2013

 

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A female Cream-colored Woodpecker at the forest near Araras Lodge, in Northern Pantanal. I attracted her within photo distance. What's interesting about this species is that they are highly specialized in feeding on arboreal termite and ant nests.

 

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Nice one there Octavio

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Dendropicos goertae



Photographed at 8:56 am on 9 February, 2015 in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.



ISO 800, 1/6400 sec., f/2.8, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.



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We were driving along the wooded eastern shore of Lake Nakuru, which is exceptionally full of a wide variety of bird species.



Hearing the unmistakable rat-a-tat of a woodpecker, I looked around, soon spotting this male Dendropicos goertae, Grey Woodpecker.



It's head plumage was wet owing to damp conditions after an overnight downpour. Such energy! It circled the tree trunk many times, seemingly inexhaustible in its work.


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Barranco Alto (Pantanal)

 

Green-barred Woodpecker

 

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The uncommon Cream-backed Woodpecker

 

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~ @@Bush dog

 

Wow! Those are both beauties!

By that, I mean the birds and the photos themselves.

Very, very nice.

Tom K.

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Downy Woodpeckers are small versions of the classic woodpeckers. They are also the most common woodpecker in Wisconsin, USA, and can become a pest if your house has wood siding. This Downy was photographed in spring along the shore of Lake Butte Des Morts in central Wisconsin.

 

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Downy Woodpeckers are small versions of the classic woodpeckers. They are also the most common woodpecker in Wisconsin, USA, and can become a pest if your house has wood siding. This Downy was photographed in spring along the shore of Lake Butte Des Morts in central Wisconsin.

 

~ @@Terry

 

I've wondered for years if woodpeckers ever sought food in wood-sided structures.

Thanks to your post, now I know.

That's a lovely image.

Tom K.

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Fantastic shots everyone. Here are a few more for you:

 

Hmmm...I wonder why they are called Acorn Woodpeckers...?

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Scale-breasted Woodpecker - Ecuador:

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Yellow-tufted Woodpecker - Ecuador:

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Gila Woodpecker - Arizona:

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Golden-naped Woodpeckers - Costa Rica:

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Pale-billed Woodpecker - Costa Rica:

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Same bird in Belize (Well...same species):

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Alan

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Stunning variety Alan, thanks for sharing.

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@@Atdahl

A great selection of photos!

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What Tony said. Stunning pics.

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~ @@Atdahl

 

Far beyond wonderful !!!!!!!!!!

What a woodpecker selection!

The Ecuadorian Scale-breasted Woodpecker is a beauty.

The Golden-naped Woodpecker pair is a treat.

You've spoiled us for choice.

Many Thanks!

Tom K.

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@@Atdahl

 

Especially love that Pale-billed Woodpecker/Belize shot. Almost looks like a perfect chain of woodpeckers. Nice job.

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Greater spotted woodpecker May 2014 in Denmark in our garden

 

 

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~ @@mvecht

 

Not only a beautiful bird, but also a pleasing photograph.

Is it perched on a fir?

Such vivid plumage!

Thank you for posting it.

Tom K.

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