Bennett’s Woodpecker

Campethera bennettii

After looking for this woodpecker on a number of occasions in Borakalalo National Park, I finally connected with it in February 2012 while doing a game drive with David Letsoala along the Mahonie Loop in Punda Maria, Northern Kruger. For me, this is the most beautiful of the southern african woodpeckers.


Bennet’s Woodpecker / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 10 January 2014 Bennet’s Woodpecker (juvenile) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 10 January 2014 Bennet’s Woodpecker / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 10 January 2014 Bennet’s Woodpecker / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 10 January 2014 Bennet’s Woodpecker / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 10 January 2014 Bennet’s Woodpecker / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 10 January 2014 Bennett’s Woodpecker / Punda Maria, Northern Kruger National Park, South Africa / 02 February 2012 Bennet’s Woodpecker (juvenile) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 10 January 2014 Bennet’s Woodpecker / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 10 January 2014 Bennett’s Woodpecker / Daan Viljoen Game Reserve, Central Namibia / 29 July 2012 Bennet’s-Woodpecker—Mabula-Game-Reserve,-Waterberg,-South-Africa—05-January-2014-12-CR-SMSH Bennett’s Woodpecker / Daan Viljoen Game Reserve, Central Namibia / 29 July 2012 Bennet’s Woodpecker (female) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 10 January 2014 Bennett’s Woodpecker / Waterberg, South Africa / 31 May 2012 Bennet’s Woodpecker (female) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 10 January 2014R-SMSH Bennett’s Woodpecker / Waterberg, South Africa / 31 May 2012 Bennet’s Woodpecker (female) / Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa / 10 January 2014
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