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Cream-colored Woodpecker


The Cream-colored Woodpecker, Celeus flavus, is a species of woodpecker native to South America, from Colombia and the Guianas to Peru, Bolivia, and the eastern part of Brazil, including a southeast Brazil coastal strip. It is colored creamy yellow, except for the wingtips and tail, which are much darker. Males also have dark rings around their eyes. It has a large crest that is always raised. It eats mainly tree ants, although it does eat other insects and some fruits. It is not known how the Cream-colored Woodpecker nests, although it is believed that they nest in holes in trees. They do not migrate.

References

Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern

Birds of the World by Colin Harrison and Alan Greensmith, Eyewitness Handbooks

External links

Stamps (for Colombia) with RangeMap

Cream-colored Woodpecker photo gallery VIREO Photo-High Res

Photo-High Res; Article webserv.nhl.nl—Birds of Suriname

Photo-High Res; Article tekipaki

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