French: Pic de Magellan German: Magellanspecht Spanish: Picamaderos de Magallanes
P. P. King
Straits of Magellan
Andes of S Chile from Curico to SW Isla Grande (Tierra del Fuego), and in forested parts of adjacent SW Argentina.
36–38 cm; male 312–363 g, female 276–312 g. Large, distinctive woodpecker. Male has entire head and long crest red, normally some black and white bars of... read more
Most common calls explosive, nasal, of 2 notes, “pi-caá” to “keé-... read more
Mature Nothofagus forest and Nothofagus-Cupressus forest, often with... read more
Food and feeding
Grubs and adult beetles. Food items delivered to nestlings in Argentine Patagonia included wood-boring larvae (57·6%), arachnids (13... read more
Oct–Jan. Crest-raising a common display. Nest-hole excavated at 5–15 m above ground, in large tree with dead parts, entrance... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not uncommon; perhaps locally common; probably decreasing. Occurs in several protected areas, e.g. Nahuelbuta, Vicente Pérez Rosales, Torres... read more
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