Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Helmeted Woodpecker

OK, I know it is not the best shot in the world, but here it is, a snap of THE bird that I wanted to see in Argentina... Helmeted Woodpecker. It's a record shot and it is clear which species it is. Truth is, we were too busy getting good views and trying to record the bird to get good photos. Indeed, we got good views and heard it calling and drumming. In fact, that is how we found it. It is a superb bird, a rare one, a real specialty of the rain forests of SE Brazil, Paraguay and NE Argentina. We found this female in Misiones Province in November.

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