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Top 10 Favorite Species of Woodpecker

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  1. Breckenridge

    Breckenridge Well-Known Member

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    List your top ten favorite species of woodpeckers, any bird within the family Picidae.

    My personal list, in no particular order.
    1. Pileated woodpecker
    2. Lewis's woodpecker
    3. Acorn woodpecker
    4. Northern flicker
    5. Red-headed woodpecker
    6. Puerto Rican woodpecker
    7. Downy woodpecker
    8. Red-bellied woodpecker
    9. European green woodpecker
    10. Ivory-billed woodpecker (if it still exists)
     
  2. CheeseChameleon2007

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    Yes, woodpeckers! Awesome Piciformes.

    10. Pileated woodpecker

    9. Heart-spotted woodpecker

    8. Blood-colored woodpecker

    7. Acorn woodpecker

    6. Little green woodpecker

    5. Campo flicker

    4. Crimson-bellied woodpecker

    3. Orange-backed woodpecker

    2. Black woodpecker

    1. Red-breasted sapsucker.
     
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  3. amur leopard

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    For me, my top ten is the following:
    1. Magellanic woodpecker
    2. Black-rumped flameback
    3. Arrowhead piculet
    4. Pileated woodpecker
    5. Banded woodpecker
    6. Greater yellownape
    7. Andaman woodpecker
    8. Black woodpecker
    9. Lineated woodpecker
    10. Pale-billed woodpecker
     
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  4. Onychorhynchus coronatus

    Onychorhynchus coronatus Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if I have a top 10 of woodpeckers but certainly my favourite woodpecker species is the blonde crested woodpecker.
     
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  5. Breckenridge

    Breckenridge Well-Known Member

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    That's a very distinctive bird. I think the reason I love woodpeckers is I've come to realize my favorite type of bird plumage is majority black, white, brown, or gray with a few brightly colored highlights.
     
  6. chaotic_froggie

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    A couple of mine are the Gila and Ground woodpeckers, not particularly because of their appearance though.
     
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    Yes, very beautiful species indeed.

    I have seen wild ones twice in the past two weeks in SP city , including in the grounds of Guarulhos zoo.
     
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  8. Breckenridge

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    I remember when I volunteered at the North Carolina Zoo and got to handle the Gila woodpecker nest that was the the cactus scar-tissue that had formed around the nest cavity.
     
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  9. Great Argus

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    In no particular order;

    Acorn Woodpecker
    Pileated Woodpecker
    Yellow-fronted Woodpecker
    Greater Yellownape
    Williamson's Sapsucker
    American Three-toed Woodpecker
    Campo Flicker
    Ground Woodpecker
    Lewis's Woodpecker
    Great Slaty Woodpecker

    I've seen 6 of those 10, and the list is definitely influenced by species I've seen.

    Two honorable mentions would be White-headed Woodpecker and Red-breasted Sapsucker.
     
  10. Tetzoo Quizzer

    Tetzoo Quizzer Well-Known Member

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    All species I have seen wild, in taxonomic order
    Eurasian Wryneck
    African Piculet
    Magellanic Woodpecker
    Eurasian Green Woodpecker
    Andean Flicker
    Cream-coloured Woodpecker
    Pileated Woodpecker
    Black Woodpecker
    White Woodpecker
    Lesser Spotted Woodpecker