- Veniliornis lignarius
15–16 cm (6-6¼ in)
- Black forehead and crown
- Some streaking on crown
- Red (or reddish-orange) nape; lacking in the female
- Whitish face with black stripe through the eye
- Black and white bars on upperparts
- White spots on wings and wing coverts
- White under wing coverts
- Yellowish underparts
South America: found in the arid highlands of Bolivia to southern Chile and southern Argentina
This is a monotypic species.
Recent results will place this species in genus Veniliornis instead of the traditional placement in Picoides.
Humid open forests, woodland and dense scrub.
The nest is a tree hole, drilled out by their strong bill. The clutch consists of 3-4 white eggs.
Their diet is little recorded, but appears to consist almost entirely of insects and their larva.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Paper describing DNA based phylogeny of among others, this species
- SACC proposal to move this species
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2016)
- Arthur Grosset
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Striped Woodpecker. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 5 June 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Striped_Woodpecker
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