Biodiversity - Red - crowned Woodpecker .

  • Name: Red - crowned Woodpecker .

  • Scientific name: Melanerpes rubricapillus

  • Category: Birds

  • Family: Picidae

Status:  Common

Size:  17 cm

Weight:  55 grams

Elevation:  up to 1,500 meters above sea level.

 

Frequents the margins and the most open areas of the forest, groves, swamps, partially clear areas and secondary growth; in the wooded areas  it is found in the high levels, and comes lower in cleard areas.

Pecks at decomposing wood in search of ants, wasps and larvas; also eats insects and spiders from the trunks, branches and foliage;  consumes many fruits, including bananas in feeders;  visits the flowers of balsa to feed on nectar.

They live in couples all year, but they sleep alone in the hollows of  trees.





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Kevyn-Alexandre Paré

588 Vimont Montreal Canada (H1V 3K6) This was a lovely place with a lot of kind people, from the owner and people working there. The style of this place is unique with it's wood structure and it's roof in bamboo. The morning breakfast are just delicious and more then enough. We stayed to rest before our Chirripo hike that was ...
 
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