Smoky-brown Woodpecker (Dryobates fumigatus)

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Cajamarca, Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. No Data

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Southwest Ecuador

Identification & Behavior: ~16 cm (16.3 in). The Smoky-Brown Woodpecker is uniformly brown with paler brown sides of the head. The male has a red cap. The female lacks the red cap. Differ from similar woodpeckers lacking the barring on the underparts. See Bar-bellied Woodpecker.

Status: The Smoky-Brown Woodpecker is uncommon along the east and west slope of the north to the central Andes. It also occurs in the montane forest in Sandia, Puno. It generally ranges at elevations between 1200-2900 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Carpintero Pardo.

Sub-species: Smoky-brown Woodpecker (Picoides fumigatus fumigatus), d’Orbigny 1840. E Andes of Peru.
(P. f. obscuratus), Chapman 1927. NW Peru (Huancabamba and bend of R Marañón).

Meaning of Name: Veniliornis: Related to genus Venilia (Bonaparte, 1850) and ornis= bird. fumigatus: L. smoked, dusky, sooty-colored.

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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.