|Magellanic Woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus)|
|Puyehue National Park, Chile
The Magellanic Woodpecker is distributed in the Andes and lowlands of southern Chile and in adjacent areas of south-west Argentina. It is found in Southern Beech Nothofagus and Cypress Cupressus forest particularly where there are stands of old trees (which look truly magnificent) and often where there is a bamboo understorey.
|It is a large and striking woodpecker. The male has an entirely red head with a pointed crest while the female has a black head with dark red on the face and a very long black pointed crest. It has white on the underwings and on the tips of the tertials and secondaries which show up as a white strip on the back when at rest.|