Ringed Woodpecker (Celeus torquatus)

Ringed Woodpecker

[order] PICIFORMES | [family] Picidae | [latin] Celeus torquatus | [UK] Ringed Woodpecker | [FR] Pic cravate | [DE] Schwarzbrust-Specht | [ES] Carpintero Pechinegro | [NL] Zwartborstspecht


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Dryocopus torquatus
Celeus torquatus SA Amazonia, e Brazil
Celeus torquatus occidentalis se Colombia, Amazonian Brazil and n Bolivia
Celeus torquatus tinnunculus e Brazil
Celeus torquatus torquatus e Venezuela, the Guianas and ne Brazil

Physical charateristics

Head and long crest cinnamon. neck, upper mantle and breast black. back chestnut, tail and wings lighter chestnut. male has a crimson moustache, lacking in the female.

Listen to the sound of Ringed Woodpecker

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South America : Amazonia, East Brazil


Tall humid forest like rain forest, gallery forest, second growth tall forest and savanna forest.


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Feeding habits

Forages in the lower and middle strata of trees, searching for ants and insects. Also seeds. Will hammer arboreal termite or ant nests.


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.
Ringed Woodpecker status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Ringed Woodpecker distribution range map

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