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West Indian Woodpecker Melanerpes superciliaris

Described by: Temminck (1827)
Alternate common name(s): Great Red-bellied Woodpecker, West Indian Red-bellied Woodpecker, Bahama Woodpecker, Cayman Woodpecker, Cuban Red-bellied Woodpecker
Old scientific name(s): Centurus superciliaris


Holguin Province, Cuba - 2003 © Richard Stern  Cuba - Feb, 2009 © Richard Stern  Cuba - Jan, 2001 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Cuba - Feb, 2005 © Arthur Grosset  Cuba - Feb, 2005 © Arthur Grosset 
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West Indies;
(1) Grand Bahama and San Salvador (Watling's Is.).
(2) Great Abaco Is. (Marsh Harbor).
(3) Cuba, Cantiles Keys and adjacent keys.
(4) Isle of Pines, Cayo Large and Cayo Real.
(5) Grand Cayman Is.


Boca de Guama, Matanzas Province, Cuba - Mar 12, 2002 Source: William Hull
Description: Bird is perched at the top of a snag.


No sounds are available for this species


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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