Woodpeckers are well known birds found worldwide, and range in size from large species around 35 cm. to Piculets which measure only 9 cm. from head to tail.
Chestnut Piculet (Picumnus cinnamomeus) |
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia
A 9 cm. miniature woodpecker found in the dry northern parts of Colombia and Venezuela.
Red-crowned Woodpecker (Melanerpes rubricapillus) |
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia
The Red-crowned Woodpecker is commonly seen in its range, even inside cities.
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker (Melanerpes cruentatus) |
An Amazonian species.
Crimson-crested Woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos) Female|
ProAves Blue-billed Curassow Reserve, Puerto Pinzon, Boyaca, Colombia
One of the largest species.
Crimson-mantled Woodpecker (Colaptes rivolii) Female|
San Isidro Lodge, Ecuador
A beautifully colored species of the Andean cloud forests.