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

Cream-colored Woodpecker
Cream-colored Woodpecker (Celeus flavus flavus) Female
Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia
  As with most woodpeckers, the male as 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
  Perhaps the most difficult in the genus celeus.
Photograph by Hector Bottai     Copyright and usage info

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