Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Puerto Rican Woodpecker

Isn't this a cool bird?  The Puerto Rican woodpecker was the last endemic bird that I saw on our week long trip to Puerto Rico.  And I didn't have to travel far.  Just on the edge of our little "villa" complex was a small low-lying forest.  I had staked out the area at the beginning of the trip and didn't see much.  But on the next to last day, the woods adjacent to the tennis court was full of action, including the drumming of a male and female Puerto Rican Woodpecker, the fourth and final endemic bird of Puerto Rico I was able to photograph.  The female above has less red than the male, pictured below.

If you missed the other endemic birds of Puerto Rico, be sure to check out Adelaide's Warbler, the Puerto Rican Tody, and the Puerto Rican Vireo.



  1. That is one pretty bird. I have never seen one like it before.

  2. Beautiful photographs, Tom.

    Thanks for stopping by and for your positive comment about the video. It is much appreciated.