Order: Piciformes | Family: Picidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Southeast Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Eastern Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Mato Grosso Brasil
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Southeast Peru
Status: The Crimson-crested Woodpecker is common along forest edges and tall second growth in Amazonia. It is known to range up to 1400 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Carpintero de Cresta Roja.
Sub-species: Crimson-crested Woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos melanoleucos), J. F. Gmelin 1788.
Meaning of Name: Campephilus: Gr. Kampe= caterpillar and philos, phileo= one who likes. melanoleucos: Gr. melanos, melanus, melas= black and leukos= white.
- 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. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.