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.
   
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Acorn Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus flavigula) Male
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
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Acorn Woodpecker
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus flavigula) Female
Hotel Tinamu, Manizales, Colombia  
   
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Black-cheeked Woodpecker
Black-cheeked Woodpecker (Melanerpes pucherani) Male
Arenal, Costa Rica  
   
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A generally common medium-sized lowland species

Beautiful Woodpecker
Beautiful Woodpecker (Melanerpes pulcher) ENDEMIC
Cocorna, Antioquia, Colombia  
   
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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  
   
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Common and reminiscent of the North American [Red-bellied Woodpecker].
Female from front.


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