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Black carpenter (Campephilus magellanicus)

The black carpenter, characteristic of the temperate and subantarctic forests of Chile and Argentina, is the largest of the American woodpeckers. It is characterized by having a marked sexual dimorphism. Both sexes have a characteristic crest of feathers on their head.

They feed on larvae, worms and other insects, which are captured using their beak, with which they beat the trunks in search of food. They nest in cavities that they build in the trunks of trees, and it is a resident of mature forests, its presence being a sign of the state of health of the forests.



Photos: @piavergarafotografia

Text: @nicolagos_s

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