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Mimic woodpecker fools competing birds, but genetics expose its true identity

Mimic woodpecker fools competing birds, but genetics expose its true identity

Images of adult male (A) Dryocopus galeatus, (B) Dryocopus lineatus erythrops and (C) Campephilus robustus. Although highly similar in appearance, D. galeatus weighs less than half of either D. lineatus or C. robustus and is 22-25 percent smaller in length respectively. Photographs are reproduced with permission from K. J. Zimmer, taken in Intervales State Park, […]