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Male, right; Female left
Photo by Luiz
Serrinha do Alambari, Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 2007
Campephilus robustus


One of the woodpeckers with red in both neck and head, but differentiated by creamy-buffy rump and mantle. Folded wings are black, and underside barred buffy and black. Bill is rather pale.


South America: found in south-east Brazil and nearest areas of Argentina and Paraguay.


This is a monotypic species1.


Moist lowland forests and forest edges (including Araucaria) to 1000 m asl.



  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Ber van Perlo. 2009. A field guide to the Birds of Brazil. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-530155-7

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