French: Pic de Jamaïque German: Jamaikaspecht Spanish: Carpintero jamaicano
Sometimes separated with other barred congeners in Centurus. Monotypic.
c. 24–26 cm; 92–131 g. Male has whitish to buff forehead, red forecrown to hindneck, yellowish lores; rest of head, including superciliary area, and chin to... read more
Most frequently a loud “kaaa”, sometimes repeated 2 or 3 times; single “kao... read more
Variety of wooded habitats, including mangroves, wooded pastures, lowland copses, citrus groves,... read more
Food and feeding
Animal prey mostly insects (Orthoptera, Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, also ants), mainly of surface-dwelling species, majority of items 1–... read more
Dec–Aug, sometimes in other months; laying Jan to early Jul; sometimes 2 or even 3 broods in a season. Monogamous; solitary. Nest... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Jamaica EBA. Very common throughout the island. No data on population size. Home ranges of pairs overlap;... read more
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