Red-necked Woodpecker (Campephilus rubricollis)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Eastern Colombia

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

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

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

Identification & Behavior: ~33.5 cm (13.1 in). The Red-necked Woodpecker has black upperparts without white shoulder stripes. The head, neck, and breast are red. The rest of the underparts are chestnut. The female has pale around the bill and cheeks. The base of the primary flight feathers is rufous. The color structure is similar to that of Crimson-bellied Woodpecker, which ranges at higher elevations on the east slope of the  Andes.

Status: The Red-necked Woodpecker is fairly common in the midstory and sub-canopy of Terra Firme and tall Varzea forest. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Carpintero de Cuello Rojo.

Sub-species: Red-necked Woodpecker (Campephilus rubricollis trachelopyrus), Malherbe 1857.

Meaning of Name: Campephilus: Gr. Kampe= caterpillar and philos, phileo= one who likes. rubricollis: L. ruber= red and collis, collum= neck, necked.

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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.