male, as told by the solid red crest (Panama; 2008-06-14)

Crimson-crested Woodpecker
Campephilus melanoleucos

Native Range: Middle America

Notes: a large woodpecker very similar in appearance to the Lineated Woodpecker, which it overlaps in geographic range.

dorsal view; white lines on back nearly converge (Panama; 2008-06-14)

mostly black-plumaged; large body; large bill (Panama; 2008-06-14)

buffy barring on the flanks (Panama; 2008-06-14)

overall a very striking bird (Panama; 2008-06-14)