A pair flew over the road right in front of me. When I stopped on the shoulder and got out the camera, one flew into the deep forest and the other perched briefly on this tree. Wouldn't let me get any closer unfortunately.
Xicotepec de Juárez
Dryocopus is a genus of large powerful woodpeckers, typically 35–45 cm in length. It has representatives in North and South America, Europe, and Asia; some South American species are endangered. It was believed to be closely related to the American genus Campephilus, but it is part of an entirely different lineage of woodpeckers altogether (Benz et al., 2006)