Birds of Colombia

    PICIFORMES: Picidae (Woodpeckers)  
Genus: Celeus (5 species, 13 worldwide)

Chestnut Woodpecker
Chestnut Woodpecker (Celeus elegans)
Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso, Brazil  
Photograph by Joao Quental     Copyright and usage info

'Celeus' are medium-sized stocky woodpeckers found inside the forest.

Cream-colored Woodpecker
Cream-colored Woodpecker (Celeus flavus flavus) Female
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia
  As with most woodpeckers, the male has a little (more) red on the head.

Scaly-breasted Woodpecker
Scaly-breasted Woodpecker (Celeus grammicus)
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  

Cinnamon Woodpecker
Cinnamon Woodpecker (Celeus loricatus mentalis)
Soberania National Park, Panama  

Often but not always in the canopy. Note distinctive call.

Ringed Woodpecker
Ringed Woodpecker (Celeus torquatus) Near Threatened
Vale Natural Reserve, Linhares, ES, Brazil  
Photograph by Hector Bottai     Copyright and usage info

Perhaps the most difficult to find in the genus celeus.

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