Birds of Colombia

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


Red-stained Woodpecker
Red-stained Woodpecker (Veniliornis affinis orenocensis)
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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.

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
Ecuador  
   
Photograph by George Cruz (San Jorge Eco-Lodges)   © All Rights Reserved.

Choco Woodpecker
Choco Woodpecker (Veniliornis chocoensis) Female
Anchicaya, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Rare and local.

Yellow-vented Woodpecker
Yellow-vented Woodpecker (Veniliornis dignus dignus) Male
Tatama National Park, Pueblo Rico, Risaralda, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Yellow-vented Woodpecker
Yellow-vented Woodpecker (Veniliornis dignus dignus) Female
Tatamá National Park, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

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  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Additional photo.

Bar-bellied Woodpecker
Bar-bellied Woodpecker (Veniliornis nigriceps equifasciatus) Female
Rio Blanco Ecological Reserve, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A small woodpecker rarely seen and usually found around 3000m.

Little Woodpecker
Little Woodpecker (Veniliornis passerinus) Male
Waqanki Lodge, San Martín, Peru  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Little Woodpecker
Little Woodpecker (Veniliornis passerinus passerinus) Female
French Guiana  
   
Photograph by Michel GIRAUD-AUDINE   © All Rights Reserved.

Quite a bit larger than the tiny piculets, but smaller than other woodpeckers. Prefers forest edges or secondary forest.


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