12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sawdust burst.

A female black-cheeked woodpecker spits chunks of dead wood out of a cavity nest she is building in Costa Rica.

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Date Taken: 01.2014
Date Uploaded: 10.2014
Photo Location: Costa Rica
Copyright: © Juan Carlos Vindas
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