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Crimson-bellied Woodpecker

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Subspecies C. h. haematogaster malePhoto by Luis R Moyobamba-Tarapoto Road, San Marti, Peru, March-2018
Subspecies C. h. haematogaster male
Photo by Luis R
Moyobamba-Tarapoto Road, San Marti, Peru, March-2018
Campephilus haematogaster


[edit] Identification

Within the range, the combination of crimson underparts, dark upperparts lacking any white stripes, buffy stripes on side of head (and on neck in female), and the dark bill is unique.

[edit] Similar species

Red-necked Woodpecker is probably the most similar woodpecker overlapping in range.

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America
Central America: occurs only in Panama west to at least the Valle de Anton
South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in separate subspecies west and east of the Andes

[edit] Taxonomy

Subspecies C. h. splendensPhoto by xavSachatamia reserve near Mindo, Ecuador, July 2007
Subspecies C. h. splendens
Photo by xav
Sachatamia reserve near Mindo, Ecuador, July 2007

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • C. h. splendens:
  • C. h. haematogaster:
  • Humid forests of foothills east of the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador to eastern Peru

[edit] Habitat

Moist forests in lowlands and foothills.

[edit] Behaviour

Vocalizations include a descending series and drumming consists of two taps, the first one louder

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia
  4. Angehr and Dean 2010. Birds of Panama - a field guide.
  5. Neotropical birds online page for the species accessed July 2018

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