SCIENTIFIC NAME:Celeus flavescens POPULATION: Unknown TREND: Probably decreasing HABITAT: Lowland tropical and dry forests, shrubland, and savanna
The striking Blond-crested Woodpecker sports a bushy, pointed crest that gives the bird a “big-headed” look. Males also have a bright red malar (cheek) patch.
Blond-crested Woodpeckers eat fruits and berries, making this bird an important seed disperser. But like other members of the genusCeleus, including theKaempfer’s Woodpecker, the Blond-crested Woodpecker primarily eats tree ants and termites.