female, as told by lack of red on top-crown (Panama; 2008-06-29)

Black-cheeked Woodpecker
Melanerpes pucherani

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: one in the large group of oft similar-in-appearance Melanerpes woodpeckers that also includes North America's Red-bellied Woodpecker and Gila Woodpecker.

dorsal view; barring across the back; red nape (Panama; 2008-06-29)
black-and-beige facial pattern; barring on flank (Panama; 2008-06-29)

ventral view; barred flank; note also pink belly patch (Panama; 2008-06-29)

white rump; checkered wings (Panama; 2008-06-29)