- Campephilus leucopogon
28‚Äď30 cm (11-11¬ĺ in)
- Black body
- Cream yellow back
- Darker tail and wingtips
- Males have dark eyerings and black and white spot over ear-coverts
- Large raised red crest
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Reserva Natural de Tiempo Libre, Capilla del Monte, C√≥rdoba Province, Argentina
, October 2019
South America: found in dry woodlands of north-central Bolivia through Paraguay to northern Argentina, Uruguay and south-eastern Brazil.
This is a monotypic species.
Subspecies C. l. major is generally considered invalid.
Humid to dry Sierran Choc√≥ forest observed at heights around 918-1,250 m. Also in savanna, pastures with copses and groves.
The diet consists mostly of beetle larva, foraged from tall trees and fallen logs.
They excavate a nest hole about 6-8 m up a tree or palm.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Winkler, H. & Christie, D.A. (2020). Cream-backed Woodpecker (Campephilus leucopogon). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/56299 on 7 February 2020)
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