male; red crown; light grey face; red belly (Panama; 2008-06-10)

Red-crowned Woodpecker
Melanerpes rubricapillus

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: the Latin American counterpart of North America's Red-bellied Woodpecker and its several allies.

dorsal view; horizontally barred back (Panama; 2008-06-10)

mediium-sized body; sturdy pointed bill (Panama; 2008-06-10)

excavating a nest cavity (Panama; 2008-06-10)

still working at it (Panama; 2008-06-10)

juvenile taking a sunbath (Panama; 2008-06-10)

juvenile; not yet much red on the head (Panama; 2008-06-10)