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Yellow-fronted Woodpecker - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by renato.santos.4b
Campina Grande do Sul, Parana, Brazil, 14 May 2022
Melanerpes flavifrons


17 cm (6¾ in)

  • Golden-yellow forehead and throat
  • Red crown to hindneck
  • Bluish-black lores
  • Yellow throat

Female has an all black crown


Photo by Luiz
Simon Hotel, Itatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 2006

South America: found from eastern and south-eastern Brazil to eastern Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina (Misiones).


This is a monotypic species[1].


Humid forests; cane fields, orchards and palm groves.



Omnivorous, their diet consists of fruit, berries, seeds, insects and larvae.


  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 November 2015)

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