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 Black-cheeked Woodpecker

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Alternate name
Melanerpes pucherani   Scientific name 
Piciformes Order
Picidae                  Family   
18.5 cm                Length
Forest, plantations and gardens up to 800 m in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Equador, Colombia and Peru. Habitat
2 - 4 glossy white eggs, incubated by both parents. Clutch  
Invertebrates, larvae, fruit and nectare. Food   Diet
573 World Number

Least Concern                         


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Black-cheeked Woodpecker


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Embedded sound Black-cheeked Woodpecker song
(Melanerpes pucherani)
Doug Knapp XC11008 ?, Nicaragua

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Black-cheeked Woodpecker song
(Melanerpes pucherani)
Don Jones XC15523
05-12-1993, Costa Rica

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