Ringed Woodpecker (Celeus torquatus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Madre de Dios, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Loreto, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Mato Grosso, Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~28.5 cm (11.2  in). The Ringed Woodpecker has a uniformly barred back and cinnamon head. The breast is black with barred rest of the underparts . The male has a red malar stripe, which is missing in the female. It forages in midstory in Terra Firme forest and tall Varzea forest where often joins mixed-species foraging flocks. It is similar to Rufous-headed Woodpecker but distinguished by having a cinnamon head, barred wings, and habitat use at the mid story and sub-canopy.

Status: The Ringed Woodpecker is rare in Amazonia. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Carpintero Anillado.

Sub-species: Ringed Woodpecker (Celeus torquatus occidentalis), Hargitt 1889.

Meaning of Name: Celeus: Gr. keleus= green woodpecker. torquatus: L. torquata, torquatus, torques= collar necklace.

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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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.