Crimson-bellied Woodpecker (Campephilus haematogaster)

Order: Piciformes | Family: Picidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Southeast Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. East slope of the Andes, Colombia

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Pasco. Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. East Slope of the Andes, Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~34.5 cm (13.6 in). The Crimson-bellied Woodpecker has black upperparts and tail. The underparts are largely crimson. The male and female have a cinnamon face with a black mask. The female also has a cinnamon face and black mask, but the cinnamon extends down the sides of the neck to the shoulders. It does not have white shoulder stripes. It is similar to Red-necked Woodpecker but ranges at higher elevations on the east slope of the Andes.

Status: The Crimson-bellied Woodpecker is rare in humid montane forest on the east slope of the Andes where it ranges at elevations between 900-2300 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Carpintero de Vientre Rojo.

Sub-species: Crimson-bellied Woodpecker (Campephilus haematogaster haematogaster), Tschudi 1844.

Meaning of Name: Campephilus: Gr. Kampe= caterpillar and philos, phileo= one who likes. haematogaster: L. haema= bloody, red, and gaster= stomach, belly.

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Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 01/01/2015.