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Please ID the type of woodpecker

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Please ID the type of woodpecker

I need help identifying the type of woodpecker this is. I took the picture at Lion Sands and I forgot the type. Thanks !

http://www.pbase.com/mytmoss/image/88718480 

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Well certainly if the bird wasn't pecking, no one would have seen it. The noise gave it away. Thanks for everyones comments and help.

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first thing i noticed is that -    that bird can sure blend in with the tree bark -  making it hard to see on that type of tree at a distance-

 beautifull photo -Laughing

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Beautiful picture Mike!

Here's what I found Golden-tailed woodpecker

 

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Thanks Gerda, will re-label it and hope its right!

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Had a look in my bird-guide here and my guess would be a (female) Golden-tailed Woodpecker - Campethera abingoni ?

 

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