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Bar-bellied Woodpecker

Dryobates nigriceps

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Small woodpecker found in high elevation Andean forest. Both sexes have olive back and wings, dense barring on underparts, and white stripes on the face. Male has red crown and female has black crown. Similar to Yellow-vented Woodpecker but barring extends to belly and vent. Feeds at all levels in the forest, and sometimes joins mixed-species flocks.

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