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Alternative name: Scale-breasted Woodpecker

Celeus grammicus

Identification

23–26 cm (9-10¼ in)
Notice the lack of scaling on undertail coverts
Male

  • Reddish-chestnut forehead

Distribution

Female
Photo by Stanley Jones
Napo Wildlife Center, Yasuni National Park, Orellna Province, Ecuador, January 2016

South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, northern Bolivia, Venezuela, French Guiana, and western Brazil.

Taxonomy

This species seems very closely related to Waved Woodpecker

Subspecies

Four subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • C. g. grammicus:
  • C. g. verreauxii :
  • Tropical eastern Ecuador and adjacent north-eastern Peru
  • C. g. subcervinus:
  • West Amazonian Brazil and northern Mato Grosso
  • C. g. latifasciatus:
  • South East Peru to northern Bolivia and western Brazil (upper Rio Madeira)

Habitat

Moist lowland forests, second growth, and tree rich savannas.

Behaviour

Photo by BirdsPeru
Mishana Reserve near Iquitos, Peru

Diet

Feeds from heavier branches and trunks. Their main diet consists of ants and fruit.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2016)

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