The world has 217 species of woodpecker Belize as 11 of them.
Do you know which species the warner brothers cartoonist drew 'Woody' as? Hes one of the 11 found in Belize. Dryocopus lineatus from the order of Piciformes in the family of Picidaes
For you younger folks My generation thinks of large woodpeckers being like "Woody Woodpecker" a Warner Brothers buffoonish cartoon character that could peck wood at the carving speed of a chainsaw. Anything wooden was whittled down in TV seconds to nothing especially if it supported and authoritarian figure who then fell to a painful crash, causing Woody to give his famous laugh...Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha - Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha - ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
Hollywood Woody was fashioned after a group of special woodpeckers within the
Picidae family referred to as crested. They are large and have flaming red heads. One species of this group lives on Ambergris.
I Bet Barnacle has a good shot of a lineated ,I don't
Edited by elbert (12/24/07 02:04 PM)