French: Pic de Guadeloupe German: Guadeloupespecht Spanish: Carpintero de la Guadalupe
North America; error = Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe (NC Lesser Antilles).
c. 24 cm; male 86–97 g, female 69–78 g. Rather small, distinctive woodpecker, appearing all black in the field. Male has head and upperparts, including wings and... read more
Main call a single or repeated “kwa”, female higher-pitched; series of variable “wa-wa-wa” or “... read more
Occurs in all available forest types within range. Prefers humid semi-deciduous forest and... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes termites (Isoptera), ants, insect larvae, myriapods and other arthropods; also many seeds and fruits when available,... read more
Jan–Aug, mostly from Apr. Monogamous; solitary. Nest 2–20 m up in dead coconut palm (Cocos nucifera), rarely in live... read more
Resident; juveniles disperse short distances. Recorded once on Antigua, c. 80 km N of Guadeloupe,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Lesser Antilles EBA. Estimated population in 1993–1994, 10,330 pairs... read more
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