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27â€“28 cm (10Â½-11 in)
Patchily distributed in South America.
Due to the difficulty of observing this species when it's not calling, it may be overlooked and is possibly more widespread than believed. The high rates of ongoing deforestation in its range is clearly putting this species at risk of extinction.
Formerly placed in the genus Dryocopus.
A variety of forests, including tall montane, primary and disturbed forests.
They search for beetle larvae underneath bark.
Nests in a dead tree or a large dead branch of a live tree, often a member of the genus Nectandra.
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