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*Carpentero* is a Spanish word for woodpecker, Chris, or more properly, *pájaro
carpentero* (carpenter bird).  But wow, what a great reference page!
Where'd you find that?

On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 6:40 PM, Chris Gralapp <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> I am having some work done at my house by a trio of very smart and funny
> El Salvadorean carpenters.  One day one of the guys said:  "Have you seen
> the carpenter birds?"  and he pointed out the window to a Pileated
> woodpecker family--a mother and big noisy fledgling, who was squawking
> for food.  I thought the name 'carpenter bird' was very charming, and since
> that day I have seen them again, this time a family of four, making the
> chips fly off an old oak tree above my deck.  What a treat!  So I just ran
> across this blog that features fabulous images of woodpecker species from
> around the world--from the Woodpecker Book!
>
> http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2011/04/woodpecker-book.html
>
> Hint--if you click on the image, you can view very large scans of the
> images.
>
> I think I will call them carpenter birds from now on--very apt!
>
> Chris
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> >^..^<
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> *Chris Gralapp*, MA, CMI, FAMI
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