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.
This bird is particularly beneficial for citrus plantations because it consumes the irapuá bee, Trigona spinipes, a pest of citrus growers.
Besides being a bright white bird with deep black wings, the White Woodpecker has a distinctive, small bright yellow eye patch.
There are no known subspecies (monotypic).
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