• BirdForum is the net's largest birding community dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE!

    Register for an account to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia

Category:Piciformes - BirdForum Opus

Order: Piciformes


This order contains the Barbets, the Toucans, the Honeyguides and all Woodpeckers.


Piciformes is an order in the class Aves.

Order Piciformes viewedit

Family Lybiidae viewedit

Genus Trachyphonus viewedit
T. purpuratus Yellow-billed Barbet
T. vaillantii Crested Barbet
T. erythrocephalus Red-and-yellow Barbet
T. margaritatus Yellow-breasted Barbet
T. darnaudii D'Arnaud's Barbet

Genus Gymnobucco viewedit
G. bonapartei Grey-throated Barbet
G. sladeni Sladen's Barbet
G. peli Bristle-nosed Barbet
G. calvus Naked-faced Barbet

Genus Stactolaema viewedit
S. leucotis White-eared Barbet
S. whytii Whyte's Barbet
S. anchietae Anchieta's Barbet
S. olivacea Green Barbet

Genus Pogoniulus viewedit
P. scolopaceus Speckled Tinkerbird
P. simplex Green Tinkerbird
P. leucomystax Moustached Tinkerbird
P. coryphaeus Western Tinkerbird
P. atroflavus Red-rumped Tinkerbird
P. subsulphureus Yellow-throated Tinkerbird
P. bilineatus Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird
P. makawai White-chested Tinkerbird
P. pusillus Red-fronted Tinkerbird
P. chrysoconus Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird

Genus Buccanodon viewedit
B. duchaillui Yellow-spotted Barbet

Genus Tricholaema viewedit
T. hirsuta Hairy-breasted Barbet
T. diademata Red-fronted Barbet
T. frontata Miombo Pied Barbet
T. leucomelas Acacia Pied Barbet
T. lacrymosa Spot-flanked Barbet
T. melanocephala Black-throated Barbet

Genus Lybius viewedit
L. undatus Banded Barbet
L. vieilloti Vieillot's Barbet
L. leucocephalus White-headed Barbet
L. chaplini Chaplin's Barbet
L. rubrifacies Red-faced Barbet
L. guifsobalito Black-billed Barbet
L. torquatus Black-collared Barbet
L. melanopterus Brown-breasted Barbet
L. minor Black-backed Barbet
L. bidentatus Double-toothed Barbet
L. dubius Bearded Barbet
L. rolleti Black-breasted Barbet

Family Megalaimidae viewedit

Genus Caloramphus viewedit
C. hayii Sooty Barbet
C. fuliginosus Brown Barbet

Genus Psilopogon viewedit
P. malabaricus Malabar Barbet
P. rubricapillus Crimson-fronted Barbet
P. haemacephalus Coppersmith Barbet
P. duvaucelii Blue-eared Barbet
P. australis Little Barbet
P. eximius Bornean Barbet
P. pyrolophus Fire-tufted Barbet
P. virens Great Barbet
P. lagrandieri Red-vented Barbet
P. rafflesii Red-crowned Barbet
P. mystacophanos Red-throated Barbet
P. javensis Black-banded Barbet
P. pulcherrimus Golden-naped Barbet
P. henricii Yellow-crowned Barbet
P. armillaris Flame-fronted Barbet
P. faiostrictus Green-eared Barbet
P. lineatus Lineated Barbet
P. zeylanicus Brown-headed Barbet
P. viridis White-cheeked Barbet
P. flavifrons Yellow-fronted Barbet
P. franklinii Golden-throated Barbet
P. auricularis Necklaced Barbet
P. monticola Mountain Barbet
P. corvinus Brown-throated Barbet
P. chrysopogon Gold-whiskered Barbet
P. incognitus Moustached Barbet
P. nuchalis Taiwan Barbet
P. faber Chinese Barbet
P. asiaticus Blue-throated Barbet
P. annamensis Indochinese Barbet
P. oorti Black-browed Barbet
P. chersonesus Turquoise-throated Barbet

Family Capitonidae viewedit

Genus Capito viewedit
C. aurovirens Scarlet-crowned Barbet
C. dayi Black-girdled Barbet
C. maculicoronatus Spot-crowned Barbet
C. squamatus Orange-fronted Barbet
C. hypoleucos White-mantled Barbet
C. wallacei Scarlet-banded Barbet
C. quinticolor Five-colored Barbet
C. brunneipectus Brown-chested Barbet
C. niger Black-spotted Barbet
C. auratus Gilded Barbet

Genus Eubucco viewedit
E. richardsoni Lemon-throated Barbet
E. tucinkae Scarlet-hooded Barbet
E. bourcierii Red-headed Barbet
E. versicolor Versicolored Barbet

Family Semnornithidae viewedit

Genus Semnornis viewedit
S. frantzii Prong-billed Barbet
S. ramphastinus Toucan Barbet

Family Ramphastidae viewedit

Genus Aulacorhynchus viewedit
A. prasinus Northern Emerald Toucanet
A. albivitta Southern Emerald Toucanet
A. sulcatus Groove-billed Toucanet
A. derbianus Chestnut-tipped Toucanet
A. whitelianus Tepui Toucanet
A. haematopygus Crimson-rumped Toucanet
A. huallagae Yellow-browed Toucanet
A. coeruleicinctis Blue-banded Toucanet

Genus Andigena viewedit
A. hypoglauca Gray-breasted Mountain Toucan
A. laminirostris Plate-billed Mountain Toucan
A. cucullata Hooded Mountain Toucan
A. nigrirostris Black-billed Mountain Toucan

Genus Pteroglossus viewedit
P. bailloni Saffron Toucanet
P. viridis Green Aracari
P. inscriptus Lettered Aracari
P. torquatus Collared Aracari
P. frantzii Fiery-billed Aracari
P. aracari Black-necked Aracari
P. castanotis Chestnut-eared Aracari
P. pluricinctus Many-banded Aracari
P. azara Ivory-billed Aracari
P. beauharnaesii Curl-crested Aracari
P. bitorquatus Red-necked Aracari

Genus Selenidera viewedit
S. spectabilis Yellow-eared Toucanet
S. piperivora Guianan Toucanet
S. reinwardtii Golden-collared Toucanet
S. nattereri Tawny-tufted Toucanet
S. gouldii Gould's Toucanet
S. maculirostris Spot-billed Toucanet

Genus Ramphastos viewedit
R. toco Toco Toucan
R. ambiguus Yellow-throated Toucan
R. tucanus White-throated Toucan
R. sulfuratus Keel-billed Toucan
R. brevis Choco Toucan
R. vitellinus Channel-billed Toucan
R. dicolorus Red-breasted Toucan

Family Indicatoridae viewedit

Genus Prodotiscus viewedit
P. insignis Cassin's Honeybird
P. zambesiae Green-backed Honeybird
P. regulus Wahlberg's Honeybird

Genus Melignomon viewedit
M. zenkeri Zenker's Honeyguide
M. eisentrauti Yellow-footed Honeyguide

Genus Indicator viewedit
I. pumilio Dwarf Honeyguide
I. willcocksi Willcocks's Honeyguide
I. meliphilus Pallid Honeyguide
I. exilis Least Honeyguide
I. conirostris Thick-billed Honeyguide
I. minor Lesser Honeyguide
I. maculatus Spotted Honeyguide
I. variegatus Scaly-throated Honeyguide
I. xanthonotus Yellow-rumped Honeyguide
I. archipelagus Malaysian Honeyguide
I. indicator Greater Honeyguide

Genus Melichneutes viewedit
M. robustus Lyre-tailed Honeyguide

Family Picidae viewedit

Genus Jynx viewedit
J. torquilla Eurasian Wryneck
J. ruficollis Rufous-necked Wryneck

Genus Picumnus viewedit
P. innominatus Speckled Piculet
P. aurifrons Bar-breasted Piculet
P. pumilus Orinoco Piculet
P. lafresnayi Lafresnaye's Piculet
P. exilis Golden-spangled Piculet
P. sclateri Ecuadorian Piculet
P. squamulatus Scaled Piculet
P. spilogaster White-bellied Piculet
P. minutissimus Arrowhead Piculet
P. pygmaeus Spotted Piculet
P. steindachneri Speckle-chested Piculet
P. varzeae Varzea Piculet
P. cirratus White-barred Piculet
P. dorbignyanus Ocellated Piculet
P. temminckii Ochre-collared Piculet
P. albosquamatus White-wedged Piculet
P. fuscus Rusty-necked Piculet
P. rufiventris Rufous-breasted Piculet
P. fulvescens Tawny Piculet
P. limae Ochraceous Piculet
P. nebulosus Mottled Piculet
P. castelnau Plain-breasted Piculet
P. subtilis Fine-barred Piculet
P. olivaceus Olivaceous Piculet
P. granadensis Grayish Piculet
P. cinnamomeus Chestnut Piculet

Genus Verreauxia viewedit
S. africana African Piculet

Genus Sasia viewedit
S. abnormis Rufous Piculet
S. ochracea White-browed Piculet

Genus Nesoctites viewedit
N. micromegas Antillean Piculet

Genus Hemicircus viewedit
H. concretus Grey-and-buff Woodpecker
H. canente Heart-spotted Woodpecker

Genus Sphyrapicus viewedit
S. thyroideus Williamson's Sapsucker
S. varius Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
S. nuchalis Red-naped Sapsucker
S. ruber Red-breasted Sapsucker

Genus Xiphidiopicus viewedit
X. percussus Cuban Green Woodpecker

Genus Melanerpes viewedit
M. candidus White Woodpecker
M. lewis Lewis's Woodpecker
M. herminieri Guadeloupe Woodpecker
M. portoricensis Puerto Rican Woodpecker
M. erythrocephalus Red-headed Woodpecker
M. formicivorus Acorn Woodpecker
M. chrysauchen Golden-naped Woodpecker
M. cruentatus Yellow-tufted Woodpecker
M. flavifrons Yellow-fronted Woodpecker
M. pulcher Beautiful Woodpecker
M. pucherani Black-cheeked Woodpecker
M. cactorum White-fronted Woodpecker
M. striatus Hispaniolan Woodpecker
M. radiolatus Jamaican Woodpecker
M. chrysogenys Golden-cheeked Woodpecker
M. hypopolius Gray-breasted Woodpecker
M. pygmaeus Yucatan Woodpecker
M. rubricapillus Red-crowned Woodpecker
M. uropygialis Gila Woodpecker
M. hoffmannii Hoffmann's Woodpecker
M. aurifrons Golden-fronted Woodpecker
M. carolinus Red-bellied Woodpecker
M. superciliaris West Indian Woodpecker

Genus Picoides viewedit
P. tridactylus Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker
P. dorsalis American Three-toed Woodpecker
P. arcticus Black-backed Woodpecker

Genus Yungipicus viewedit
Y. temminckii Sulawesi Pygmy Woodpecker
Y. nanus Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
Y. canicapillus Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
Y. maculatus Philippine Pygmy Woodpecker
Y. ramsayi Sulu Pygmy Woodpecker
Y. moluccensis Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker
Y. kizuki' Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker

Genus Leiopicus viewedit
L. mahrattensis Yellow-crowned Woodpecker

Genus Dendrocoptes viewedit
D. dorae Arabian Woodpecker
D. auriceps Brown-fronted Woodpecker
D. medius Middle Spotted Woodpecker

Genus Chloropicus viewedit
C. namaquus Bearded Woodpecker
C. pyrrhogaster Fire-bellied Woodpecker
C. xantholophus Yellow-crested Woodpecker

Genus Dendropicos viewedit
D. elachus Little Grey Woodpecker
D. poecilolaemus Speckle-breasted Woodpecker
D. abyssinicus Abyssinian Woodpecker
D. fuscescens Cardinal Woodpecker
D. lugubris Melancholy Woodpecker
D. gabonensis Gabon Woodpecker
D. stierlingi Stierling's Woodpecker
D. elliotii Elliot's Woodpecker
D. goertae African Grey Woodpecker
D. spodocephalus Eastern Grey Woodpecker
D. griseocephalus Olive Woodpecker
D. obsoletus Brown-backed Woodpecker

Genus Dendrocopos viewedit
D. hyperythrus Rufous-bellied Woodpecker
D. macei Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker
D. analis Freckle-breasted Woodpecker
D. atratus Stripe-breasted Woodpecker
S. noguchii Okinawa Woodpecker
D. leucotos White-backed Woodpecker
D. darjellensis Darjeeling Woodpecker
D. major Great Spotted Woodpecker
D. leucopterus White-winged Woodpecker
D. himalayensis Himalayan Woodpecker
D. syriacus Syrian Woodpecker
D. assimilis Sind Woodpecker

Genus Dryobates viewedit
D. scalaris Ladder-backed Woodpecker
D. nuttallii Nuttall's Woodpecker
D. pubescens Downy Woodpecker
D. cathpharius Crimson-breasted Woodpecker
D. minor Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
P. fumigatus Smoky-brown Woodpecker
P. villosus Hairy Woodpecker
P. arizonae Arizona Woodpecker
P. stricklandi Strickland's Woodpecker
P. borealis Red-cockaded Woodpecker
P. albolarvatus White-headed Woodpecker

Genus Blythipicus viewedit
B. rubiginosus Maroon Woodpecker
B. pyrrhotis Bay Woodpecker

Genus Reinwardtipicus viewedit
R. validus Orange-backed Woodpecker

Genus Chrysocolaptes viewedit
C. guttacristatus Greater Flameback
C. strictus Javan Flameback
C. haematribon Luzon Flameback
C. xanthocephalus Yellow-faced Flameback
C. lucidus Buff-spotted Flameback
C. erythrocephalus Red-headed Flameback
C. stricklandi Crimson-backed Flameback
C. festivus White-naped Woodpecker

Genus Campephilus viewedit
C. pollens Powerful Woodpecker
C. haematogaster Crimson-bellied Woodpecker
C. rubricollis Red-necked Woodpecker
C. robustus Robust Woodpecker
C. melanoleucos Crimson-crested Woodpecker
C. guatemalensis Pale-billed Woodpecker
C. gayaquilensis Guayaquil Woodpecker
C. leucopogon Cream-backed Woodpecker
C. magellanicus Magellanic Woodpecker
C. principalis Ivory-billed Woodpecker
C. imperialis Imperial Woodpecker

Genus Micropternus viewedit
M. brachyurus Rufous Woodpecker

Genus Meiglyptes viewedit
M. tristis Buff-rumped Woodpecker
M. jugularis Black-and-buff Woodpecker
M. tukki Buff-necked Woodpecker

Genus Gecinulus viewedit
G. grantia Pale-headed Woodpecker
G. viridis Bamboo Woodpecker

Genus Dinopium viewedit
D. rafflesii Olive-backed Woodpecker
D. shorii Himalayan Flameback
D. javanense Common Flameback
D. everetti Spot-throated Flameback
D. benghalense Black-rumped Flameback
D. psarodes Red-backed Flameback

Genus Picus viewedit
P. chlorolophus Lesser Yellownape
P. puniceus Crimson-winged Woodpecker
P. viridanus Streak-breasted Woodpecker
P. vittatus Laced Woodpecker
P. xanthopygaeus Streak-throated Woodpecker
P. squamatus Scaly-bellied Woodpecker
P. awokera Japanese Woodpecker
P. viridis Eurasian Green Woodpecker
P. sharpei Iberian Green Woodpecker
P. vaillantii Levaillant's Woodpecker
P. rabieri Red-collared Woodpecker
P. erythropygius Black-headed Woodpecker
P. canus Grey-headed Woodpecker

Genus Chrysophlegma viewedit
C. miniaceus Banded Woodpecker
C. flavinucha Greater Yellownape
C. mentalis Checker-throated Woodpecker

Genus Geocolaptes viewedit
G. olivaceus Ground Woodpecker

Genus Campethera viewedit
C. punctuligera Fine-spotted Woodpecker
C. nubica Nubian Woodpecker
C. bennettii Bennett's Woodpecker
C. scriptoricauda Reichenow's Woodpecker
C. abingoni Golden-tailed Woodpecker
C. mombassica Mombasa Woodpecker
C. notata Knysna Woodpecker
C. maculosa Little Green Woodpecker
C. cailliautii Green-backed Woodpecker
C. tullbergi Tullberg's Woodpecker
C. nivosa Buff-spotted Woodpecker
C. caroli Brown-eared Woodpecker

Genus Mulleripicus viewedit
M. fulvus Ashy Woodpecker
M. funebris Sooty Woodpecker
M. pulverulentus Great Slaty Woodpecker

Genus Dryocopus viewedit
D. lineatus Lineated Woodpecker
D. pileatus Pileated Woodpecker
D. schulzi Black-bodied Woodpecker
D. javensis White-bellied Woodpecker
D. hodgei Andaman Woodpecker
D. martius Black Woodpecker

Genus Celeus viewedit
C. loricatus Cinnamon Woodpecker
C. torquatus Ringed Woodpecker
C. galeatus Helmeted Woodpecker
C. castaneus Chestnut-colored Woodpecker
C. grammicus Scaly-breasted Woodpecker
C. undatus Waved Woodpecker
C. flavus Cream-colored Woodpecker
C. spectabilis Rufous-headed Woodpecker
C. obrieni Kaempfer's Woodpecker
C. ochraceus Ochre-backed Woodpecker
C. elegans Chestnut Woodpecker
C. lugubris Pale-crested Woodpecker
C. flavescens Blond-crested Woodpecker

Genus Piculus viewedit
P. simplex Rufous-winged Woodpecker
P. callopterus Stripe-cheeked Woodpecker
P. leucolaemus White-throated Woodpecker
P. litae Lita Woodpecker
P. flavigula Yellow-throated Woodpecker
P. chrysochloros Golden-green Woodpecker
P. aurulentus White-browed Woodpecker

Genus Colaptes viewedit
C. rubiginosus Golden-olive Woodpecker
C. auricularis Gray-crowned Woodpecker
C. rivolii Crimson-mantled Woodpecker
C. atricollis Black-necked Woodpecker
C. punctigula Spot-breasted Woodpecker
C. melanochloros Green-barred Woodpecker
C. auratus Northern Flicker
C. chrysoides Gilded Flicker
C. fernandinae Fernandina's Flicker
C. pitius Chilean Flicker
C. rupicola Andean Flicker
C. campestris Campo Flicker

Genus Veniliornis viewedit
V. kirkii Red-rumped Woodpecker
V. cassini Golden-collared Woodpecker
V. spilogaster White-spotted Woodpecker
V. mixtus Checkered Woodpecker
V. lignarius Striped Woodpecker
V. sanguineus Blood-colored Woodpecker
V. passerinus Little Woodpecker
V. frontalis Dot-fronted Woodpecker
V. callonotus Scarlet-backed Woodpecker
V. dignus Yellow-vented Woodpecker
V. nigriceps Bar-bellied Woodpecker
V. affinis Red-stained Woodpecker
V. chocoensis Choco Woodpecker
V. maculifrons Yellow-eared Woodpecker


This category has the following 7 subcategories, out of 7 total.