French: Pic à cou rouge German: Rothalsspecht Spanish: Picamaderos cuellirrojo
Subspecies and Distribution
C. r. rubricollis
(Boddaert, 1783) – E Colombia and E Ecuador to Venezuela, the Guianas and N Brazil (N of Amazon).
C. r. trachelopyrus
(Malherbe, 1857) – NE Peru and W Brazil (S of Amazon) S to WC Bolivia (La Paz).
C. r. olallae
(Gyldenstolpe, 1945) – Brazil S of Amazon (from R Madeira E to Pará and Maranhão) and S to C Bolivia (Cochabamba) and N Mato Grosso.
30–32 cm; 178–239 g. Male has small oval spot of black and white on lower rear ear-coverts; rest of head, crest and neck to uppermost mantle bright red, feathers... read more
Explosive nasal “ngkah-ngkah”, “kiahh”, and “querra-querra”,... read more
Rainforest, terra firme and várzea forests, cloudforest, forest edge, light... read more
Food and feeding
Large larvae of beetles and moths (Pyralidae). In pairs or small family parties. Forages actively from middle to upper levels, on trunks... read more
Jan–May in N part of range, Nov in Ecuador, and Sept in Peru. Nest situated in live or dead trunk; has oval-shaped entrance; only one... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Often the commonest large woodpecker within its range. Rare to uncommon and seemingly local in Ecuador; fairly common in Peru. Occurs in several... read more
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