Birds of Colombia

    PICIFORMES: Picidae (Woodpeckers)  
Genus: Veniliornis (7 species, 14 worldwide)


Red-stained Woodpecker
Red-stained Woodpecker (Veniliornis affinis orenocensis)
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   

Red-stained refers to red marks in the wings, which are sometimes not seen well or not present. Similar to Little Woodpecker, but a bit larger, and with the male's red on the crown and not on the nape.

Scarlet-backed Woodpecker
Scarlet-backed Woodpecker (Veniliornis callonotus major)
south, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Francesco Veronesi     Copyright and usage info


Choco Woodpecker
Choco Woodpecker (Veniliornis chocoensis) Male Near Threatened
La Unión, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador
  Rare and local.
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.


Yellow-vented Woodpecker
Yellow-vented Woodpecker (Veniliornis dignus dignus)
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia  
   

Has a fast call almost like a Tapaculo. Note greyish mask compared to white on the larger and more common Golden-olive Woodpecker.


Red-rumped Woodpecker
Red-rumped Woodpecker (Veniliornis kirkii cecilii) Male
San Jeronimo, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

Additional photo.

Bar-bellied Woodpecker
Bar-bellied Woodpecker (Veniliornis nigriceps equifasciatus) Female
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
   

A small woodpecker rarely seen and usually found over 2500m.

Little Woodpecker
Little Woodpecker (Veniliornis passerinus olivinus) Male
Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil  
   

Quite a bit larger than the tiny piculets, but smaller than other woodpeckers.


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