Birds of Colombia

    PICIFORMES: Picidae (Woodpeckers)  
Genus: Melanerpes (5 species, 24 worldwide)

Yellow-tufted Woodpecker
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker (Melanerpes cruentatus)
Villavicencio, Colombia
  A small woodpecker often seen high, but occasioanally lower, in semi-open areas or where deforestation has started.

Acorn Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus flavigula) Male
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia  

Acorn Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus flavigula) Female
Hotel Tinamu, Manizales, Colombia  

Black-cheeked Woodpecker
Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani) Male
Arenal, Costa Rica  

A generally common lowland species

Beautiful Woodpecker
Beautiful Woodpecker (Melanerpes pulcher) ENDEMIC
Cocorna, Antioquia, Colombia
  Closely related to the Black-cheeked Woodpecker, but only found in the dry Magdalena valley.

Red-crowned Woodpecker
Red-crowned Woodpecker (Melanerpes rubricapillus rubricapillus)
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia  

Common and reminiscent of the north American Red-bellied Woodpecker.

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