Saturday, January 30, 2010

Pica-pau-de-barriga-vermelha - Macho

Originally posted 8/31/13 - backdated to organize posts by topic.
Here is the rather handsome Red-necked Woodpecker that also goes by the name Pica-pau-de-barriga-vermelha. The scientific name for this subspecies is Campephilus rubricollis olallae. A bird of the Amazon rain forest and nearby environs, this is a male. This photo was taken by Cláudio Dias Timm and is posted here under Creative Commons License.

Here's an excerpt from the Red-necked Woodpecker species account that I authored which appears at Neotropical Birds Online:

C.r. olallae south of the Amazon, from Madeira River to Pará and Maranhão in Brazil and south to Cochabamba in Bolivia. Intermediate in size between the other two species. Resembles trachelopyrus, but brighter in red and rufous colors.

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