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White Woodpecker

White Woodpecker
Foto informatie
Auteursrechten: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5098 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Kleur
Datum Opname: 2013-09-14
CategorieŽn: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO
Belichting: f/5.6, 1/1000 Seconden
More Photo Info: [view]
Fotoversie: Originele versie
Datum inzending: 2016-11-24 5:59
Gezien: 2171
Punten: 14
[Richtlijnen voor opmerkingen] Opmerking van de fotograaf
The White Woodpecker, Leuconerpes candidus, is a species of woodpecker (Family Picidae) found in South America. This woodpecker is a native of the grasslands of Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina. Specially fields with trees, palm groves, orchards.

28, 5 cm.

Iris witish; bare orbital area yellow. Mainly white with a black mantle connecting to streak behind the eye; tail black; yellow nape patch and midbelly.
No other woodpecker shows as much white. A conspicuous woodpecker that almost always is in the open; often perches on snags. Rather social, occurring in small groups of up to 4-5 individuals and seeming to occupy large home ranges. Regularly seen in long flights high above the ground and, notably for a woodpecker, its flight paths are relatively level (not bounding). Eats mainly fruit, also some insects.

Call ultra-distinctive and far-carrying, typically a sharp nasal ‚Äúkweeyr‚ÄĚ, often given in flight, heralding the approach of a group of these spectacular, unique woodpeckers.

Sources: Wikipedia and the book: Birds of Brazil: The Pantanal & Cerrado of Central Brazil by John A. Gwynne, Robert S. Ridgely, Guy Tudor & Martha Argel.

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Hi Peter
Superb action. You have captured the action without compromising the sharpness. The eye with yellow ring. Beautiful.


Hello Peter,
Beautiful Woodpecker; haven't seen before here. Well captured. Good details and exposure.
Thanks for showing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6123 W: 89 N: 15236] (63770)
  • [2016-11-24 14:33]

Hi Peter,very lucky shot with this woodpecker landing on the tree,the sharpness is fantastic despite the fast mouvement,great timing and perfect exposure too,well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2016-11-24 17:46]

Bonjour Peter

Amazing creature. I never saw any like these before. Good action image showing the bird landing on a branch. TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2737 W: 280 N: 4916] (19853)
  • [2016-11-25 9:32]

Hello Peter.
Fantastic shot of this white woodpecker, this is a new bird for me. I love it's bright yellow eye ring and contrasting white, black and gray feathers. Excellent in-flight shot showing fine detail and just the right amount of exposure.

Hello Peter,
Une magnifique prise en vol, de bonnes couleurs et d√©tails int√©ressants particuli√®rement vers l'Ňďil.
Bon dimanche

hallo peter
super moment
goed scherp en prachtige kleuren
mooie opname weer
bedankt gr lou

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