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The Woodpecker of Manu

Posted by Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel on Apr 14, 2018 11:22:00 AM


Manu, one of the largest tropical parks in South America is located in the South East region of Peru, in the last Andean foothills of Cusco and Madre de Dios jungle.

A place where you can find the wood bird lover. The  lineated  woodpecker (Dryocopus lineatus), is also called red crested woodpecker and royal woodpecker.

The lineated  woodpeckers measured 31.5 to 36 cm long. Adults are almost black with a tuft of red feathers on the head and whitish stripes ranging from the base of the beak to the shoulders. Males and females take turns to incubate between 2-3 hours during the day, but only the males incubate at nights.

His singing is high, repetitive and fast uic-uic-uic. Both genders drummed on tree trunks. Usually they make holes on trunks of trees to search for insects. They mainly eat insects, especially ants, beetles and their larvae, plus some seeds, for example Heliconia, fruits and nuts.

Find them out in your excursion to Manu. Its knocks in the trees will caught your attention and you'll be able to take lots of pictures. Visit the Manu National Park!

We have several programs to the area and the shortest one is a 3 days program to the cloud forest of Manu and upto 12 fays crossing the different ecosystems.  Also, if you prefer we can tailor made a program according to your interest.

If you wish to join any of our tour programs feel free to Contact us



Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel

Topics: Manu, travel to amazon

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