French: Pic de Verreaux German: Gelbflankenspecht Spanish: Carpintero rojizo
Natterer and Malherbe
Marabitanas, upper Rio Negro, Brazil
Subspecies and Distribution
C. g. grammicus
(Natterer & Malherbe, 1845) – SE Colombia and S Venezuela S to NE & E Peru and W Brazil (E to lower R Negro and R Purus); also French Guiana (Nouragues area).
C. g. verreauxii
(Malherbe, 1858) – SC Colombia (W Meta to Putumayo) to E Ecuador.
C. g. subcervinus
Todd, 1937 – Brazil, S of R Amazon, from R Purus E to lower R Tapajós and S to N Mato Grosso.
C. g. latifasciatus
Seilern, 1936 – SE Peru and SW Brazil (upper R Madeira) S to N Bolivia (Beni).
c. 23–26 cm; 63–75 g (grammicus), 77–82 g (verreauxii), 75–87 g (latifasciatus). Male has rufous-chestnut forehead to... read more
Common call a loud, abrupt, slightly nasal whistle, “curry-kuuu” or “doit-gua... read more
Inhabits rainforest, humid terra firme and várzea forests, forest edge,... read more
Food and feeding
Ants and fruit. Sometimes in groups of 3 or 4 birds, probably family parties; frequently associates with mixed-species groups. Forages... read more
Feb–Apr in Venezuela, possibly somewhat later in Brazil. No other information available.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rather uncommon to common; uncommon in Peru; uncommon to fairly comon in Ecuador. Inconspicuous and not often seen. Occurs at La Selva (Ecuador),... read more
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