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Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Melanerpes candidus
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Melanerpes candidus
Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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The white woodpecker (Melanerpes candidus) is a species of woodpecker (Family Picidae) found in South America. This woodpecker is a native of the grasslands of Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.
Besides being a bright white bird with deep black wings, the white woodpecker has a distinctive, small bright yellow eye patch.
No subspecies are known (monotypic).