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Woodpeckers, Flickers & Sapsuckers



Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Woodpeckers


There are at least 2 types of woodpeckers seen in Cuba, which does not include the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, or the Yellow-shafted Flicker, nor Fernandina's Flicker which is a native flicker to Cuba.

The Cuban Green Woodpecker is a native bird to Cuba along with the West Indian Woodpecker and they are the only two woodpeckers seen in Cuba. These two very attractive woodpeckers are common and easy to locate.

The Ivory-billed Woodpecker, last seen as late as the 1980's according to claims by birders, was once a woodpecker listed on the Cuba bird list.

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