Monday, February 23, 2009

Campo Flicker nest hole

Here is a photo of an old nest site of Campo Flicker Colaptes campestris that I found in Brazil. This woodpecker is highly terrestrial in its habits and when suitable tree sites are lacking will readily nest in fence posts and banks. This hole was clearly that of the flicker as a family was present nearby and a few yellow-tipped feathers were by the entrance.

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