Yellow-throated Woodpecker (Piculus flavigula) in a backyard at Rockstone Village, Essequibo River. (Photo by Kester Clarke http://www.kesterclarke.net)

The Yellow-throated Wood-pecker (Piculus flavigula) is found across much of Amazonia. Males have a bright red forehead to nape with dark feather bases and a completely yellow throat. The Yellow-throated Woodpecker inhabits a variety of forest types, usually in lowland regions, and feeds on mainly insects.

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