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Crimson-crested woodpecker        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Several species of large woodpeckers are found in the forests of Central and South America.   This one, the crimson-crested woodpecker, is often found working large tree-trunks.   The bird was photographed on the 'Pipeline Road' trail in Soberania National Park near Gamboa, Panama.   Another common large woodpecker is the similar lineated woodpecker.

  • Canon 30D, Canon 500 mm IS lens plus 2X converter, fill-in flash (2006)