On 11 April 2002, in San Pedro, Belize, we observed a male Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons dubius) cache a mouse carcass and subsequently provision nestlings with tissue taken from it. During 12 min of observation, the male made seven trips with pieces of the carcass, taking pieces of muscle to the nestlings and consuming skin and connective tissue himself. This is the first published record of the consumption of mammalian prey by this species.
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