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West Indian woodpecker

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Melanerpes superciliaris
Higher classification  Melanerpes
Order  Piciformes
Genus  Melanerpes
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Family  Picidae
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Similar  Woodpecker, Bird, Cuban green woodpecker, Fernandina's flicker, Melanerpes

West indian woodpecker

The West Indian woodpecker (Melanerpes superciliaris) is a species of bird in the family Picidae. It is found in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Cuba. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and heavily degraded former forest.


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The species has been observed to have a polyandrous breeding system, with one female raising two broods with different males concurrently.

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Sub species

There are four recognized endemic sub-species in Cuba:

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  • M. s. superciliaris, Main island and Cayo Cantiles
  • M. s. murceus, Isla de Pinos
  • M. s. florentinoi, Cayo Largo
  • M. s. sanfelipensis, Cayo Real
  • There are two other sub-species:

  • M. s. nyeanus, Grand Bahama and San Salvador I.
  • M. s. blakei, Great Abaco I. (n Bahamas)

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