We can also hear 3-5 distinct notes, giving a short “bdddt” call. Hispaniolan Woodpecker. In flight, note the bright red rump. No similar species occur in its range. Photos: Roland Bogush, Hispanioland, Gabriel.Lascu, http://www.birdingtrekkingandnature.com/, MikeM_1201, gbarrow30305, Gogolac Flickr.com. Identification. Sign up for our mailing list to get latest updates and offers. Take Merlin with you in the field! Vocalizations include a squeaky "wick, wick, wick, wick…", a sputtering "du-du-du-du-du...", and a squeaky, sometimes drawn out, whinny. Listen +5 more audio recordings. CALLS AND SONGS: SOUNDS BY XENO-CANTO The Hispaniolan Woodpecker gives long series of more than 20 notes to communicate over long distance. It is a striking species with a bold yellow-and-black barred back, a red crown, and a gray face with staring yellow eye. Melanerpes striatus. A noisy and gregarious woodpecker that inhabits most wooded habitats. Comprehensive life histories for all bird species and families. POWERED BY MERLIN. It is a striking species with a bold yellow-and-black barred back, a red crown, and a gray face with staring yellow eye. Breeding in North America: Hispaniola; can be seen in 2 countries. In flight, note the bright red rump. These woodpeckers occur naturally on the large island of Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic) and the nearby small island of Beata. Drumming, © Albert Lastukhin & Max Lastukhin, Nature collapse imminent without investment, 'Wildlife Conservation 20' warns G20, From student representative to Kazakhstan conservation CEO, Call for proposals: cultural landscapes in Lebanon, Pic d’Hispaniola, Haiti Specht, Haitispecht, Гаитийский меланерпес, Гаитянский меланерпес, Carpintero Dominicano, Carpintero, Carpintero de la Española. Sign in to see your badges. Distribution / Habitat. During encounters, they utter several “waa” notes, aggressive “wup”, and more defensive “ta-a” calls. The Hispaniolan Woodpecker (Melanerpes striatus) are only found on a couple of Caribbean islands in the Greater Antilles. Hispaniolan Woodpecker (Melanerpes striatus) bird sounds on dibird.com. Free, global bird ID and field guide app powered by your sightings and media. A noisy and gregarious woodpecker that inhabits most wooded habitats.