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


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.

Similar species

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


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


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


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


Moist forests in lowlands and foothills.


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


  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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  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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