[order] PICIFORMES | [family] Picidae | [latin] Veniliornis sanguineus | [UK] Blood-colored Woodpecker | [FR] Pic rougatre | [DE] Blutrucken-Specht | [ES] Carpintero Sanguineo | [NL] Bloedrugspecht
Male upperparts are crimson, including crown. Underparts dark brown with wite barring, tail black. Female crown is dark brown with white markings. bill and legs dark grey.
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South America : Guianas
Mangroves, lowlanmds, coffee plantations and swampy forest.
Hole is excavated by both adults in dead stump or tree low above grond (1-3 meter). Clutch size is 1-3 eggs incubated by both parents, male doing the better part. May roost in pairs or with an extra adult from former brood. No further details.
Forages in trees and scrubs for insects like ants, beetles and caterpillars solitary or in pairs.
Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Sedentary throughout range.