female, as told by absence of red moustache (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

Green-barred Woodpecker
Chrysoptilus melanochloros

Native Range: South America

Notes: a distinctive Brazilian woodpecker with barred-green upperparts and spotted underparts; male shows a red moustache that the female lacks.

climbing up a tree trunk (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

dorsal view; black-barred greenish back; white face (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

black fore-crown, throat, and tail; red back-crown (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

ventral view; black-spotted underneath; stiff rectrices (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

note spotting on throat and breast (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

female using her tongue to probe a tree branch (Brazil; 2007-11-09)