Campo Troupial - Icterus jamacaii
List of Birds

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in Itapajé, Ceará,
100 km from Fortaleza.

The avifauna is listed in
Birds of NE Brazil.
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Threatened species
Many species of NE Brazil are threatened by extinction. Our reserve helps to protect some of them:
Birds of NE Brazil
in Caatinga, Cerrado,
and other habitats
Lineated Woodpecker
Dryocopus lineatus
Family: Picidae

Local subspecies: Dryocopus lineatus lineatus, distributed in northern and eastern Brazil, and neighbouring countries.

References: Cory 1919, Clements 2007

Synonyms: Picus lineatusLINNAEUS 1766;   

Lineated Woodpecker (Dryocopus lineatus)
05/11/2010; Barão de Grajaú, Maranhão, Brazil. 300 mm f2.8 lens.

Figure 1. Male Lineated Woodpecker, seen in a area of well preserved Cerrado with old and tall trees. The bird stayed on this spot of the tree for a minute or two. It drummed from time to time, and looked around. Sometimes, a drumming response by another Dryocopus lineatus, possibly its mate, could be heard from a distance.

The same Cerrado area was also inhabited by Campephilus melanoleucos. While the two species look similar, it is easy to tell them apart from their drumming.

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Lineated Woodpecker (Dryocopus lineatus)
05/11/2010; Barão de Grajaú, Maranhão, Brazil.

Figure 2. Drumming of Dryocopus lineatus. The weaker, last part of the drumming is possibly from another individual, responding from a different location.

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