Red-necked Woodpecker (Campephilus rubricollis)

Red-necked Woodpecker

[order] PICIFORMES | [family] Picidae | [latin] Campephilus rubricollis | [UK] Red-necked Woodpecker | [FR] Pic a col rouge | [DE] Rothals-Specht | [ES] Picamaderos Cuellirrojo | [NL] Roodnekspecht


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Campephilus rubricollis SA Amazonia
Campephilus rubricollis olallae c and sw Brazil to c Bolivia
Campephilus rubricollis rubricollis e Colombia and e Ecuador through s Venezuela, the Guianas and n Brazil
Campephilus rubricollis trachelopyrus e Peru, n Bolivia and w Brazil

Physical charateristics

The male has head, neck and back crimson. back tail and wings are black. Lower parts and winglining rufoes. The ear coverts form a small black spot with a small white spot bordering below. The female has a white forehead and a broad wedge shaped white stripe margined black below the eyes.

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South America : Amazonia


Rainforest, forest edges,sandy semi-open woodland and savanna riverine woodland


Nest in dead or live tree trunk, opening oval shaped. No further data.

Feeding habits

Forages mainly in the middle srate but does visit understorey and canopy. Moslty found in pairs huning for moth and beetle larvae. Tall trees favored.


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.
Red-necked Woodpecker status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Red-necked Woodpecker distribution range map

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