Green-barred Woodpecker

C. melanochloros is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

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The Green-barred Woodpecker is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Green-barred Woodpecker (Colaptes melanochloros) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. . The scientific name melanochloros derives from the Greek melanos, meaning "black", and chloros, "pale green", the principal colors of this bird. The Golden-breasted Woodpecker is variously included here as the southern group of subspecies, sometimes treated as a distinct species C. melanolaimus. C. melanochloros (including the Golden-breasted Woodpecker) is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. More

The Green-barred Woodpecker is a widespread inhabitant of eastern and southern South America. General this woodpecker is yellowish-green with barred wing coverts and rump, and sports a black forehead with a red hindcrown; the three southern subspecies, which formerly were considered a separate species ("Golden-breasted" Woodpecker), are larger with whiter bellies. These woodpeckers inhabit a variety of habitats from lowland forest to Andean desert scrub. Green-barred Woodpeckers feed almost exclusively on ants, but also consume some cactus fruits and berries. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Green-barred Woodpecker is classed as Common: common species, including species that are certain or probable escapees from captivity when occurring in the British Isles. (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance. More

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Order : Piciformes
Family : Picidae
Genus : Colaptes
Species : melanochloros
Authority : (Gmelin, 1788)