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 medium-sized 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].
Female from front.


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