French: Pic étoilé German: Perlstirnspecht Spanish: Carpintero de las Yungas
Cloronerpes [sic] (Campias) frontalis
Andes from Bolivia (Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz) S to NW Argentina (S to Tucumán).
c. 16 cm; 30–40 g. Male has olive to grey-brown forehead heavily spotted with white, red forecrown to nape with extensive dark grey feather bases showing through,... read more
Similar to that of V. spilogaster: makes series of 8–10 “juíc!” or “jíc!” calls, or... read more
Dry montane woodland and transitional and humid forest of Andean slopes; to 2000 m, generally lower.
Food and feeding
Diet not described. Often forages at low levels, near ground, on trunks and smaller branches.
Very few data. Active nest in mid-Nov in Argentina; juveniles recorded in Sept and Oct. Single known nest c. 8 m above ground in cavity in... read more
Some downslope movements occur outside breeding season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally rather uncommon. In Argentina, occurs in El Rey National Park and fairly common in Calilegua National Park. Very poorly known species;... read more
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