Blood-coloured Woodpeckers – Take 2
Remember me griping a while back about missing the shot on a Blood-coloured Woodpecker? Well guess what I spotted this morning….
The Blood-coloured Woodpecker (Veniliornis sanguineus) is one of the most distinctive and range restricted woodpecker. It’s range being endemic to the coastal lowlands of the Guiana Shield where it can be found in a variety of wooded habitats. To put its’ range into perspective here it is on a map.
The species is relatively common within its’ range but it’s population has not yet been quantified and it is believed to be of Least Concern.
The species is identified by it’s distinctive crimson and olive mantle, back and rump and finely barred underparts. The male has a striking crimson crown and nape while the female possesses a flecked brown crown. Juveniles are much like the adults but browner.
I even caught a bit on video, but not too pleased with it so there will be a redo sometime in the future.
Hopefully I’ll spot these beauties sometime again so stay tuned for Take 3.