Golden-collared Woodpecker (Veniliornis cassini)

Golden-collared Woodpecker

[order] PICIFORMES | [family] Picidae | [latin] Veniliornis cassini | [UK] Golden-collared Woodpecker | [FR] Pic cassin | [DE] Goldnacken-Specht | [ES] Carpintero Cebra | [NL] Goudkraagspecht


Monotypic species

Physical charateristics

Male has a crimson crown with a nuchal yellow band, wings and back light olive. Tail black with olive bars, underparts black and white barred. The female has no red in her crown.

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South America : Northeast Amazonia


Lowland rainforest, clearings, shrubbery and open terrain with trees.


No data

Feeding habits

Solitary foraging in treetops for insects.


This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not 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.
Golden-collared Woodpecker status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Golden-collared Woodpecker distribution range map

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