Birds of Colombia

    PICIFORMES: Picidae (Woodpeckers)  
Genus: Colaptes (3 species, 13 worldwide)


Spot-breasted Woodpecker
Spot-breasted Woodpecker (Colaptes punctigula)
Parque del Este, Caracas, Venezuela
  Related to flickers and often seen on the ground.
   

Additional photo.
Additional photo.

Crimson-mantled Woodpecker
Crimson-mantled Woodpecker (Colaptes rivolii) Female
San Isidro Lodge, Ecuador  
   

Very different than the flickers and terrestrial woodpeckers in the Colaptes genus in that in rarely if ever goes to the ground.

Golden-olive Woodpecker
Golden-olive Woodpecker (Colaptes rubiginosus gularis) Male
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

A medium to large vocal woodpecker.


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