Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Checkered Woodpecker - Historic records

Order: - Family: Picidae

17-10-20 © Héctor Horacio García
17-10-20 © Héctor Horacio García
08-10-20 © Lucas de Ciria
20-09-20 © Hugo Aguilar
29-02-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
29-02-20 © J. Simón Tagtachian
22-02-20 © Rodolfo Pani
28-12-19 © Javier Guillermo González
28-12-19 © Javier Guillermo González
21-12-19 © Sergio Cusano
21-12-19 © Sergio Cusano
28-09-19 © Marcelo Leanes
28-09-19 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
28-09-19 © Graciela Neira
25-09-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
14-09-19 © Hernán Tolosa
24-08-19 © Luciano Massa
13-08-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
23-05-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
23-05-19 © J. Simón Tagtachian
Total: 118

Behaviour

11-08-16 © Roberto Ares

Nest/Active nest

10-02-16 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro

Nest building

Parental care

21-11-15 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro

Feeding

22-06-15 © Amelia Besana

Male drilling the trunk searching food

Parental care

21-12-13 © Amelia Besana

Female feeding chick

Behaviour

21-12-13 © Carlos González Ledo

Claiming for food

Parental care

01-12-12 © Claudia y Tito Di Mauro

Female and male going in and out of the nest and doing the cleaning

Feeding

02-07-11 © Roberto Ares

This Checkered Woodpecker pecked at the tree trunk very diligently quickly deepening the hole. We did not understand what it was doing till we discovered the true target. Some centimeters on the right side above the hole there is another old aberture with insects at the bottom of a gallery. As the woodpecker could not catch them from this entrance, it drilled this "road" till the base of the gallery. Drumming certainly alerted the insects of the danger and they moved towards the principal exit. They found themselves pecked by the woodpecker and withdrew. At either entrance the result was the same. Finally the woodpecker captured them and ate them. They seemed worms. Is this technique passed down on to them or does it develop intuitively? Checkered Woodpecker chicks go through two stages in their development. The first one is in the nest and being fed by their parents. The second one is out of the nest and still depending on their parents for food. During the second stage they interact with their parents and the environment. This is a good time to learn.

Parental care

23-11-09 © Roberto Ares

Follow-up on a checkered woopecker's nest with one chick, and the parent's activities to take care of it

Feeding

20-09-09 © Roberto Ares

Building nest

Total: 10