|Yellow-throated Woodpecker (Piculus flavigula)|
The Yellow-throated Woodpecker is found in the Amazon and Orinoco Basins with a disjunct population in eastern Brazil. It inhabits forest and forest edges including caatinga forest in eastern Brazil.
|It has a yellow head with the male showing red all over the crown and with a red malar stripe while the female, as in the first photo shows red only on the nape. The upperparts are yellowish-green and underparts are white with distinctive black scales. Note that the male of the subspecies found in eastern Brazil, P. f. erythropis has an entirely red throat, not just a red malar stripe. This can be seen in the second photo.
It pecks and hammers at trunks and branches searching for food which seems to consist mainly of ants.
|There are illustrations in HBW, Volume 7, Page 504; and Sick, Plate 25.|