Order: Piciformes | Family: Picidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Loreto, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Eastern Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Tarapoto, San Martin
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Loreto, Peru
Status: The Spot-breasted Woodpecker is fairly common in Amazonia, where it favors forest edges and second growth. It is known to range up to 1150 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Carpintero de Pecho Punteado.
Sub-species: Spot-breasted Woodpecker (Colaptes punctigula guttatus), Spix 1824.
Meaning of Name: Colaptes: Gr. kolaptë, kolaptö = beak-shaped like a chisel, peck. punctigula: L. punctum= with spots, flecks. gula= throat.
- 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.