Birds of Colombia

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



Spot-breasted Woodpecker
Spot-breasted Woodpecker (Colaptes punctigula) Male
Copacabana, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Related to flickers and often seen on the ground.
Male from back.

Crimson-mantled Woodpecker
Crimson-mantled Woodpecker (Colaptes rivolii) Female
San Isidro Lodge, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A medium to large vocal woodpecker. Amount of yellow varies across range.


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