French: Pic à gorge jaune German: Gelbkehlspecht Spanish: Carpintero gorjigualdo
Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. flavigula
(Boddaert, 1783) – Yellow-throated Woodpecker – extreme E Colombia, S Venezuela and the Guianas, S to N Amazonia.
P. f. magnus
(Cherrie & Reichenberger, 1921) – SE Colombia, NE Ecuador and Amazonian Brazil S to E Peru, NE Bolivia and Mato Grosso.
P. f. erythropis
(Vieillot, 1818) – Red-throated Woodpecker – E Brazil in Pernambuco and from Bahia to São Paulo.
19–20 cm; 44–63 g (flavigula). Male has bright red forehead to nape with dark feather bases, yellowish-green lores, short red malar band; rest of... read more
Far-carrying hissing “queea” or “shaa, gheh” or “shreeyr”,... read more
Tall, humid terra firme forest and seasonally inundated várzea forest along... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly ants (Camponotus, Pheidole, Crematogaster) recorded in diet. Met with singly, in well-separated pairs, or... read more
Probably breeds in Nov in Colombia and Venezuela; May–Jul in the Guianas, and Aug–Dec in Brazil to Bolivia. Hole built in stub... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rather common throughout most of range; rare to uncommon in Ecuador and Peru. Occurs in Canaima National Park and Imataca Forest Reserve and El... read more
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