Posted by: cochinblogger | January 16, 2014

Lend Your Eyes a Terrifying Gleam: The Streak-Throated Woodpecker

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“Lend your eyes a terrifying gleam and let them jut out from the portholes of the head like brass cannon.” Shakespeare

I’d have thought “red-capped” is more descriptive than “streak-throated.” Yes, the throat is not visible here, but I’ve seen photos of the throat, and the red cap is a more distinctive feature.

But I’m sure there’s a good reason for the name that I’m not aware of.

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