Bird resting on a trunk of a palm tree

Bird resting on a trunk of a palm tree
Species: Cuban Green Woodpecker   Xiphidiopicus percussus
Author: Dubi Shapiro
Date: 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Added to IBC: 3 Jun 2015 - 03:48
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Altitude (m): 
66 meters

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