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Lineated woodpecker        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Several species of large woodpeckers are found in the forests of Central and South America.   This one, the lineated woodpecker, is often found working large tree-trunks but also feeds on smaller trees.   These birds were photographed on a foggy, drizzly day near Gamboa, Panama, and a sunny day in Cali, Colombia.   Another common large woodpecker is the similar crimson-crested woodpecker.

  • Canon 30D or 7D2; Canon 500 mm IS lens plus 2X converter or 800 mm IS lens plus 1.4X converter, fill-in flash (2006, 2016)