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Cream-backed Woodpecker

Campephilus leucopogon

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Remarkable large woodpecker, mostly black with a red head and a large cream patch on the back. Females have a cream moustachial stripe and a black forehead. Occurs in open woodlands and savanna. The call is a nasal “pi-ow” and the drum is a double tap.

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