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Ringed Woodpecker

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Photo © by JorgePeru.National Reserve Pacaya Samiria, Peru, 2 May 2010
Photo © by JorgePeru.
National Reserve Pacaya Samiria, Peru, 2 May 2010
Celeus torquatus


[edit] Identification

26–28 cm (10¼-11 in)

  • Bush crest
  • Wide red band from malar area to lower edge of ear-coverts
  • Golden head with reddish tinge
  • Dark brown bib
  • Brown barred yellow underparts

[edit] Distribution

South America:found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • C. t. torquatus:
  • C. t. occidentalis:
  • C. t. tinnunculus:
  • East Brazil (Bahia and Espírito Santo)

[edit] Habitat

Tall humid forests, such as rainforests.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of ants and seeds. They also apparently visit termite nests and eat some fruit.

[edit] Breeding

Nothing is currently known about their breeding behaviour.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2019)

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