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Material contained herewith may not be used without the prior written permission of FAUNA Paraguay.
Photographs on this web-site were taken by Paul Smith, Hemme Batjes, Regis Nossent,
Alberto Esquivel, Arne Lesterhuis, Josť Luis Cartes, Rebecca Zarza and Hugo del Castillo and are used with their permission.
YELLOW-FRONTED WOODPECKER Melanerpes flavifrons ATLANTIC FOREST
The "Painted Woodpecker" is arguably the most beautiful of the Paraguayan branch of the family. He is a sociable bird, moving around in small, noisy flocks, drumming hard on trunks to gain access to the sweet juicy sap that bleeds from the wounds. Though considered an endemic to the Atlantic Forest, they are more likely to be seen in open areas at the forest edge than within the forest itself.
FIGURE 1 - Adult male, PROCOSARA, PN San Rafael (Sylvia Qu June 2008 - ECOSARA Biodiversity Database).
FIGURE 2 - Adult male, PROCOSARA, PN San Rafael (Alberto Esquivel undated - ECOSARA Biodiversity Database).
FIGURE 3 - Adult male, location unknown (Arne Lesterhuis undated).
FIGURE 4 - Adult male, PROCOSARA, PN San Rafael (Paul Smith December 2006 - ECOSARA Biodiversity Database).
FIGURE 5 - Adult male dorsal view, PROCOSARA, PN San Rafael (Paul Smith March 2007 - ECOSARA Biodiversity Database).
FIGURE 6 - Adult female, PROCOSARA, PN San Rafael (Paul Smith March 2007 - ECOSARA Biodiversity Database).
FIGURE 7 - Adult female ventral - PROCOSARA, PN San Rafael (Paul Smith March 2008 - ECOSARA Biodiversity Database).
FIGURE 8 - Pair, PROCOSARA, PN San Rafael (Sylvia Qu June 2008 - ECOSARA Biodiversity Database).
VIDEO A - Flock, PROCOSARA, PN San Rafael (Paul Smith March 2007 - ECOSARA Biodiversity Database).
VIDEO B - Same individual as Fig 7 feeding on Kaki fruits (Paul Smith March 2008 - ECOSARA Biodiversity Database).
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