Rufous-headed Woodpecker

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Common Name: Rufous-headed Woodpecker

Scientific Name: Celeus spectabilis

Size: 11½ inches (29 cm)

Habitat: South America; western Amazon in northern Bolivia, far south-western Brazil (Acre only), eastern Ecuador, and eastern Peru. It inhabits humid tropical forest, especially along rivers and on river islands, in lowland areas up to 300 meters.

Status: Least Concern. Global population: Unknown.

Diet: Insects.

Nesting: The rufous-headed woodpecker is a bamboo specialist. The nest of the woodpecker, a hole placed 2 - 4 m high in a soft-wooded dead tree, preferably in an area of almost pure bamboo.

Cool Facts: Rufous-headed Woodpecker was formerly included Kaempfer's Woodpecker as a subspecies. It’s call is a muffled, mewing chuckle “wwr HEE hrr-hrr-hrr-hr”

Found in Songbird Remix Amazon

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