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Stripe-breasted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos atratus

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Identification

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Large black-and-white woodpecker with a dirty-yellow breast overlaid with fine black streaking. Male has a brilliant red crown extending from above the eye to the back of the neck. Similar Freckle-breasted Woodpecker has less warm-colored underparts and is considerably smaller. Stripe-breasted inhabits open forests, edges, gardens, and plantations from lowlands up into the mountains. Gives high-pitched sharp notes and long rattles; voice is generally higher-pitched than in other similar species. Joins mixed-species foraging flocks.

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