Magellanic woodpeckers are ivory-billed woodpeckers that are found in Argentina and Chile. Whilst the chicks are being brought up, the females tend to catch small prey such as spiders and insects, whilst the males catch larger beetle larvae, lizards and even the chicks of other birds. This behaviour allows both parents to forage in the same area without competing.
Scientific name: Campephilus magellanicus
David Attenborough communicates with woodpeckers.
There have been many wonderful moments between Sir David and the animals being filmed, but this Doctor Doolittle moment is one of the most charming. When he taps on a tree, the resident woodpecker pair comes closer to see off their rival to the territorial claim.
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
The Magellanic woodpecker can be found in a number of locations including: South America. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.
The following habitats are found across the Magellanic woodpecker distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Year assessed: 2009
Classified by: IUCN 3.1