Day 155

Hey People!

I’ve been always interested in woodpeckers because I have seen a lot of them through my whole life, but they are almost always different and I didn’t know much about the until today that this one crossed my way and therefore I shot a picture and came home to read a bit about them; here is what I found out:

In the whole world there are more than 180 species of woodpeckers; none of them can be found in Australia, New Zealand or Madagascar.

Woodpeckers eat fruits, bugs, nuts and seeds.

The largest confirmed woodpecker is the great slaty woodpecker of Southeast Asia, which is about 50 cm long. The pileated woodpecker is the largest North American woodpecker species.

Between feeding, excavating nest cavities and drumming, woodpeckers can peck up to 20 times per second, or a total of 8,000-12,000 pecks per day.

The average life span of a wild woodpecker can last from 4-11 years, depending on the species.

The woodpecker of the photo is an acorn woodpecker, it measures about 21 cm long and weights 85 grams.

The adult male has a red cap starting at the forehead, whereas females have a black area between the forehead and the cap, so the one in the photo is a female.

The breeding habitat is forested areas with oaks in the hills of coastal areas and foothills of California and the southwestern United States south to Colombia.

Exif Data: Nikon D5000 ; Lens:  Nikkor AF Zoom 70-300; 300 mm, ISO 250; f/5,6 ; 1/200s.




Siempre me han interesado los pájaros carpinteros porque he visto muchos en toda mi vida, y la mayoría de los que he visto son diferentes; no sabía nada de éstas aves hasta que hoy encontré este, le tome fotos  y vine abuscar un poco más de información sobre ellos. Aca les comparto algunos datos que encontré:

En todo el mundo hay más de 180 especies de pájaros carpinteros; ninguno de ellos se encuentra en Australia, Nueva Zelanda y Madagascar.

Se alimentan de frutas, insectos, nueces y semillas.

La especie de carpintero más grande se encuentra en el Sudeste de Asia y mide aproximadamente 50 centímetros de largo.

Entre su alimentación y excavar cavidades para sus nidos, pueden picotear más de 20 veces por segundo, o un total de 8000-12000 veces al día

La vida promedio de un pájaro carpintero está entre los 4 y 11 años dependiendo de la especie.

El pájaro de la foto es llamado carpintero bellotero, mide aproximadamente 21 centímetros y pesa 85 gramos.

El macho tiene una corona roja que empieza desde su frente, mientras que la hembra tiene una parte negra entre la frente y la corona; la de la foto es una hembra.

Su habitat es en areas boscosas con robles que va desde California hasta Colombia.

Datos de la foto: Nikon D5000 ; Lente: Nikkor AF Zoom 70-300; 300 mm, ISO 250; f/5,6 ; 1/200s.





14 thoughts on “Day 155

  1. Wauw Pablo, godt fanget! Jeg hørte også lige en spætte den anden dag, da jeg gik hjem fra arbejde, men skoven var fuld af træer og ingen spætte at se… Hey jeg tager til Costa Rica i næste måned!! 🙂 Så kan det være jeg også kan tage nogle billeder af nogle flotte dyr.

  2. What an interesting composition. The bird is perfectly melded with the line of the post! He could have been carved out of the top of the post if he were the same color.

  3. your acorn woodpecker is beautiful, also interesting info to lean, thank you.. ; )

  4. I’m a fan of woodpeckers to. we have an Black woodpecker close by who transformed a tall pinetree to a block of flats, used by other birds to. I lik ethe way you add info to your posts, good learning

  5. Bellisima, lo que mas me gusta de esta fotografia es el color del fondo, por supesto la nitidez es impresionantwe!!!!!!!!!!!!

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