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Puerto Rican Woodpecker

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Alternate name
Melanerpes portoricensis Scientific name 
Piciformes                     Order
Picidae                  Family   
23-27 cm              Length
Forest and mangrove. Altitude 0 - 1,000 m Puerto Rico, Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands Habitat
1 to 6 white eggs Clutch  
Invertebrates, larvae, small lizards, fruit. Food   Diet
570 World Number

Least Concern                            


view photos June 11, 2007 Photo by tigeracosta all rights reserved

Photo by Gerry Dewaghe all rights reserved

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Embedded sound Puerto Rican Woodpecker alarm calls
(Melanerpes portoricensis)
Daniel Lane XC33698
2-04-2009, Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rican Woodpecker calls
(Melanerpes portoricensis)
Daniel Lane XC32070
30-03-2009, Puerto Rico

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