By Paul Gerace
The Lineated Woodpecker is a large woodpecker with a very distinctive red crest.
It is found all throughout our area and it’s habitat ranges from Mexico down to South America. You can often hear it pecking away at old trees as it looks for ants and other insects. They also eat fruit and seeds from heliconias.
When I see them the crest reminds me of punk rockers with tall red hair. They can also be recognized by the white stripes running down their faces and sides of their necks. A streaked chin also helps to identify it.
Just another one of the many colorful birds that are found here in Quepolandia. See more bird photos HERE.