Red-rumped Woodpecker Dryobates kirkii

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This small woodpecker has a diagnostic red rump, but the red is often difficult to see behind folded wings. The Red-rumped Woodpecker is a resident of both dry and wet areas including moist forests, second growth, mangroves, gallery forests, woodlands, plantations, and cultivated areas. They usually prefer open areas at middle or high heights, and frequently forage among dense foliage for insects. Individuals or pairs can often be seen amongst mixed-species flocks.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Red-rumped Woodpecker (Dryobates kirkii), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: