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Yellow-vented Woodpecker Dryobates dignus

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Yellow-vented Woodpeckers inhabit humid montane forets—particularly cloud forests and forest borders. Individuals or pairs sometimes join mixed-species flocks but these woodpeckers tend to maintain a fairly low profile and are not very vocal. They forage at all levels but are most often in the mid to upper levels of the forest where they sometimes forage in a certain spot on a tree for an extended period of time. These yellowish green woodpeckers have a distinctive facial pattern with a blackish face and a white stripe above and below the eye.

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Recommended Citation

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