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Melanerpes Carolinus
Chab Chab, n. (Zo["o]l.) The red-bellied wood pecker (Melanerpes Carolinus).
Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Woodpecker Wood"peck`er, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of scansorial birds belonging to Picus and many allied genera of the family Picid[ae]. Note: These birds have the tail feathers pointed and rigid at the tip to aid in climbing, and a strong chisellike bill with which they are able to drill holes in the bark and wood of trees in search of insect larv[ae] upon which most of the species feed. A few species feed partly upon the sap of trees (see Sap sucker, under Sap), others spend a portion of their time on the ground in search of ants and other insects. The most common European species are the greater spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopus major), the lesser spotted woodpecker (D. minor), and the green woodpecker, or yaffle (see Yaffle). The best-known American species are the pileated woodpecker (see under Pileated), the ivory-billed woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), which is one of the largest known species, the red-headed woodpecker, or red-head (Melanerpes erythrocephalus), the red-bellied woodpecker (M. Carolinus) (see Chab), the superciliary woodpecker (M. superciliaris), the hairy woodpecker (Dryobates villosus), the downy woodpecker (D. pubescens), the three-toed, woodpecker (Picoides Americanus), the golden-winged woodpecker (see Flicker), and the sap suckers. See also Carpintero. Woodpecker hornbill (Zo["o]l.), a black and white Asiatic hornbill (Buceros pica) which resembles a woodpecker in color.
Melanerpes formicivorus
Carpintero Car`pin*te"ro (k[add]r`p[-e]n*t[asl]"r[-o]), n. [Sp., a carpenter, a woodpecker.] A california woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus), noted for its habit of inserting acorns in holes which it drills in trees. The acorns become infested by insect larv[ae], which, when grown, are extracted for food by the bird.

Meaning of Melanerpes from wikipedia

- The genus Melanerpes was introduced by the English ornithologist William John Swainson in 1832 with the red-headed wood**** (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)...
- The red-headed wood**** (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) is a small or medium-sized wood**** from temperate North America. Their breeding habitat is open...
- The acorn wood**** (Melanerpes formicivorus) is a medium-sized wood****, 21 cm (8.3 in) long, with an average weight of 85 g (3.0 oz). The adult acorn...
- The red-crowned wood**** (Melanerpes rubrica****s) is a resident breeding bird from southwestern Costa Rica south to Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas...
- Dendropicini Genus Melanerpes White wood****, Melanerpes candidus Lewis's wood****, Melanerpes lewis Guadeloupe wood****, Melanerpes herminieri Puerto...
- The red-bellied wood**** (Melanerpes carolinus) is a medium-sized wood**** of the family Picidae. It breeds mainly in the eastern United States, ranging...
- The West Indian wood**** (Melanerpes superciliaris) is a species of bird in the family Picidae. It is found in the Bahamas, Cayman Islands and Cuba....
- The Lewis's wood**** (Melanerpes lewis) is a large North American species of wood**** which ornithologist Alexander Wilson named after Meriwether Lewis...
- The Gila wood**** (Melanerpes uropygialis) is a medium-sized wood**** of the desert regions of the southwestern United States and western Mexico. In...
- The golden-fronted wood**** (Melanerpes aurifrons) is a North American wood****. Its preferred habitat is mesquite, riparian woodlands, and tropical...
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