near Chaluani and Chilon, Mizqué, Bolivia.
Formerly separated in monotypic genus Trichopicus, but characters similar to those of typical Melanerpes. Despite some variation in throat colour (from all white to all yellow), differences not sufficiently constant geographically to warrant recognition of any races. Monotypic.
C & SE Bolivia (S from Cochabamba and Santa Cruz) to W Paraguay and N Argentina (S to La Rioja, NE San Luis and NW Entre Ríos, E to W Corrientes), and S Brazil (SW Mato Grosso, W Mato Grosso do Sul; Rio Grande do Sul)#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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