WEST INDIAN WOODPECKER . ABACO . BAHAMAS


WEST INDIAN WOODPECKER Melanerpes superciliaris

West Indian Woodpecker . Abaco . Bahamas (π Keith Salvesen)

The WEST INDIAN WOODPECKER Melanerpes superciliaris is one of Abaco’s specialist birds. Islanders and regular visitors will be familiar with the sight – and indeed the raucous sound – of these beautiful birds. They are commonly found throughout Abaco and the cays. Possibly their rarity across the wider Bahamas is underestimated. The only other island where these birds are found is San Salvador. Formerly resident on Grand Bahama, they are believed to be extirpated there. Abaco is very fortunate to enjoy their noisy company.

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    • Hi Woody! That’s a horrid story – wretched people. I think the WIWs are ok now, even if depleted by Dorian. Someone responded to my post that they are bad for wooden buildings so I have offered to send my diagram / instructions for making a box. It’s worked for everyone that made one inc Delphi of course (2 boxes), and BMMRO. Hope all is well with you both. Take care. K

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