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Bahia, Brazil
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Kaempfer's Woodpecker

Celeus obrieni

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Visually striking woodpecker. Has a chestnut head and flight feathers, and is otherwise creamy yellow with a black chest and spots on the wings and back. The male has a red malar patch. Strongly associated with bamboo forests along rivers, where it mainly eats ants. Call is a series of squeaky notes followed by bubbling ones: “kreear klu-klu-klu-klu-klu.”

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