|Male in John Crow Mountains, Jamaica|
The Jamaican woodpecker (Melanerpes radiolatus) is a species of bird in the family Picidae. It is endemic to Jamaica. It is known locally simply as "woodpecker." Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.
Size: 10–11 inches (25–28 cm). The top of head and nape of neck are brilliant red, while the remainder of the head is white. The mantle, back and wings are black, narrowly barred with white. The breast and abdomen are yellowish-brown, with an orange patch in centre of lower abdomen. The tail is black. The red on the head of the female covers only a portion of the crown, but also extends to the nape of the neck.
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