Order: Piciformes | Family: Picidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Upper Manu Road, Cuzco
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Southeast Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Satipo Road, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Cusco Peru
Status: The Crimson-mantled Woodpecker is fairly common along the east slope of the Andes where it ranges at elevations between 1500-3500 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Carpintero de Espalda Carmesí.
Sub-species: Crimson-mantled Woodpecker (Colaptes rivolii brevirostris), Taczanowski 1875. SW Colombia S to C Peru.
(C. r. atriceps), P. L. Sclater and Salvin 1876. SE Peru and W & C Bolivia.
Meaning of Name: Colaptes: Gr. kolaptë, kolaptö = beak-shaped like a chisel, peck. rivolli: In honor of French ornithologist and collector Francois Victor Massena prince d’Essling and Duc of Rivoli.
- 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.