French: Pic d’Hispaniola German: Haitispecht Spanish: Carpintero de La Española
Picas [sic] striatus
Statius Müller, 1776,
Santo Domingo, southern Dominican Republic.
Hispaniola and nearby Beata I (off S coast).
c. 20–24 cm; male 83–92 g, female 65–75 g. Small woodpecker with marked sexual size dimorphism. Male has bright red forecrown to upper hindneck, fea... read more
Highly variable: long series of up to 23 notes in long-distance communication; commonly several... read more
Wooded swamps, mangroves, coastal scrub and semi-arid country in lowlands to humid forest in... read more
Food and feeding
Various insects, especially beetles, Lepidoptera, ants (both adults and pupae), also spiders, scorpions (Scorpiones); lizards (Anolis... read more
Breeds in all months, predominantly Feb–Jul. Both solitary and colonial; often loose colonies of 3–20 nests in 1–3 trees... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Hispaniola EBA. Common and widespread throughout range. Although this species is currently secure, continuing... read more
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