Spot-breasted Woodpecker

Picture of the Spot-breasted Woodpecker has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
Original source: http://www.birdphotos.comPermission(Reusing this file)See below. Credit should be visible on same page as photo.
Author: http://www.birdphotos.comPermission(Reusing this file)See below. Credit should be visible on same page as photo.

The Spot-breasted 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 Spot-breasted Woodpecker (Colaptes punctigula) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is found in South America in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela; also eastern Panama of Central America. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and heavily degraded former forest. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Colaptes punctigula. More

Spot-breasted Woodpecker is another species that occupies a spot on the Canopy Tower's birdlist without my being aware of any specific sighting. Given that the preferred habitat of this species is mangroves I must assume that it has found at Tocumen Marsh or thereabouts. As is the case with many picids it occupies a habitat that is under increasing pressure from human incursion, so any sighting reports are quite welcome. More

Spot-breasted Woodpecker and a small flock of Chestnut-fronted Macaws perched in a tree. Farther down the trail we had great looks at White-eared Jacamar and a pair of excited Eastern Sirystes (not a rare bird, but for some reason not often seen here). Further on we had truly spectacular views of a flock of Red-bellied Macaws eating fruit from a palm tree. This species is almost always seen shooting by in flight and one does not often see them perched. More

they would be there!) and a pair of Spot-breasted Woodpeckers that had a nesting hole in a pole by the local restaurant. A male Yellow Warbler was an uncommon sighting as well as the Cave Swallow that we watched for at least 10 minutes. An adult Laughing Gull was seen by some of us as we took the Amazon Queen downriver from Iquitos to Ceiba Tops- a very uncommon bird on the Amazon, although regular in small numbers in the Lima area. More

Order : Piciformes
Family : Picidae
Genus : Colaptes
Species : punctigula
Authority : (Boddaert, 1783)