A male using a tree crevice to hold a palm nut, which it then breaks and eats

A male using a tree crevice to hold a palm nut, which it then breaks and eats
Species: West Indian Woodpecker   Melanerpes superciliaris
Subspecies: superciliaris
Author: Joe Angseesing
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Added to IBC: 17 Jul 2008 - 00:00
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Altitude (m): 
13 meters


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Birds of the West Indies
Most people associate the Caribbean with palm-fringed sandy beaches, cricket and rum. Mention the West Indies to birders and they think todies and tremblers, among a remarkable array of c. 190 endemic species. Furthermore, no fewer than six families are confined to the region, and another (spindalises) virtually so. The region also receives many vagrants from both North and South America, and even transatlantic arrivals from Europe.


Joe Angseesing, IBC1164994. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1164994.

Extended version
Joe Angseesing, IBC1164994. Video of West Indian Woodpecker Melanerpes superciliaris at Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1164994.

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