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Piculus leucolaemus



Colombia and Ecuador to Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.


This species is monotypic.[1] The taxonomic situation for this species is a little complicated, because in previous times, at least Lita Woodpecker, Stripe-cheeked Woodpecker, and Rufous-winged Woodpecker have all been lumped with the current species. The scíentific name of the combined species was Piculus leucolaemus just like this one, but the English name was Rufous-winged Woodpecker. The split of Lita Woodpecker from White-throated Woodpecker is not recognized by all world-wide checklists.


Moist lowland forests.



  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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