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

25 agosto 2015

Visual mimicry lets the helmeted woodpecker (Dryocopus galeatus) live on the threatened Atlantic forest turf of two bigger birds — the lineated Dryocopus lineatus and robust (Campephilus robustus) woodpeckers — reducing the likelihood of being displaced in an area of foraging.