- Chrysocolaptes festivus
29 cm (11½ in)
- White hind-neck extends down the back
- Black shoulder patches continue onto the back to form a V-shape bordering the white
- Golden-yellow upperparts and wings
- Black rump and tail
- White underparts with dark chevron markings
- White head
- Dark moustachial stripe
- Black eye patch that extends down the neck sides
Adult male: red crown
Adult female: yellow crown
Young birds: similar to the female, but duller.
There are 2 subspecies:
- C. f. festivus:
- C. f. tantus:
Light deciduous forests and scrub. Also cultivated areas with scattered trees.
Their diet consists of ants and wood-boring insect larva. They also eat seeds and fruit.
It nests in a tree hole. The clutch consists of 1-2 white eggs.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2015)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) White-naped Woodpecker. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 7 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/White-naped_Woodpecker