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

Choco Woodpecker
Choco Woodpecker (Veniliornis chocoensis) Female Near Threatened
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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