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_MG_0966 Is it safe

_MG_0966 Is it safe

This is a female. One can tell the sex of the pileateds by the color of the stripe extending back from the beak. On the female it is black; on the male red.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
1/80s f/4.0 at 300.0mm iso400 full exif

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Janet Forjan-Freedman06-Jan-2008 01:10
Lovely pose, details and of course the splash of red!
Irene Wehrli04-Jan-2008 13:15
Wow Isabel - great catch, love the hairdo...
Judith Barnett03-Jan-2008 16:51
What a wonderful pose to show off that beautiful crest! It looks like he is wearing a sock hat! ;-D