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Yellow-vented Woodpecker

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MalePhoto © by PitterDapa, Valle de Cauca, Colombia, September 2012
Photo © by Pitter
Dapa, Valle de Cauca, Colombia, September 2012
Veniliornis dignus


[edit] Identification

16–17 cm (6¼-6¾ in)

  • Greenish-buff lower forehead
  • Crimson crown to nape

[edit] Distribution

FemalePhoto © by PitterDapa-Valle, Colombia, December 2008
Photo © by Pitter
Dapa-Valle, Colombia, December 2008

South America: found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • D. d. dignus:
  • D. d. baezae:
  • East slope of Andes of Ecuador
  • D. d. valdizani:
  • East slope of Andes of Peru

[edit] Habitat

Humid forest in the mountains, particularly cloud forests and forest edges.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

They are usually seen singly or in pairs. They are generally seen in the middle level of trees, sometimes in mixed species flocks. There is no information available on their diet.

[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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2018)

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