Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Lower Manu Road, Peru

A Peck of Woodpeckers


Here are some shots of random Peruvian woodpeckers. There were about 24 species of woodpeckers in the areas we birded; we saw ten species. Note the nest cavity below the bird. Yes, it was active. In fact, we found several active nest cavities. Woodpeckers are highly specialized. Their bills and heads are designed to hammer…