October 19, 2015 – Cream-colored Woodpecker (Celeus flavus)

These unusually colored woodpeckers are found in northern South America, including Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil. They eat ants and termites, as well as some fruits and seeds, usually foraging in pairs or small groups, but sometimes alone. There are four subspecies, which vary in coloring and often interbreed. The sexes look relatively similar, but females lack the reddish patches on the face.