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) Male
Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia  
   

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

Male at nest.

Scaly-breasted Woodpecker
Scaly-breasted Woodpecker (Celeus grammicus) Female
Manacapuru, Amazonas, Brasil  
   
Photograph by Hector Bottai     Copyright and usage info


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

Ringed Woodpecker
Ringed Woodpecker (Celeus torquatus) Near Threatened
Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tony Dawe   © All Rights Reserved.

Perhaps the most difficult to find in the genus celeus. Note black chest on all races. Male and female similar except red malar mark. The northeast South American subspecies has no barring on belly and is sometimes considered a distinct species.


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