|White Woodpecker (Melanerpes candidus)
|Emas National Park, Goiás, Brazil
The White Woodpecker is a bird of the savanna grasslands of Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.
It is a striking black and white bird with yellow skin around the eye and a yellowish belly. The male also has yellow on the nape.
|One of its favourite foods is the irapuá bee (Melipona ruficrus) which attacks orange trees so the White Woodpecker helps in the success of the Brazilian orange industry.
There is an illustration in Sick, Page 393.