Waved Woodpecker (Celeus undatus)

Waved Woodpecker

[order] PICIFORMES | [family] Picidae | [latin] Celeus undatus | [UK] Waved Woodpecker | [FR] Pic onde | [DE] Olivburzel-Specht | [ES] Carpintero Ondoso | [NL] Geschubde Specht


Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range
Celeus undatus SA e Venezuela to ne Brazil
Celeus undatus amacurensis ne Venezuela
Celeus undatus multifasciatus ne Brazil (s of the Amazon)
Celeus undatus undatus e Venezuela, the Guianas and ne Brazil

Physical charateristics

In the male head and crown rufous with dakr spots with a crimson moustache. overall rufous with black bars, breast more intensely barred. Wngs and tail rufos, black barred. Feamle lacks moustachial streak. Bill and legs yellowish green.

Listen to the sound of Waved Woodpecker

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South America : East Venezuela to Northeast Brazil


Rainforest, forest edges and savanna with scattered trees.


Nest hole In tree 4-30 meter. No further data.

Feeding habits

Ants and termites, sometimes seeds. Feeds mostly unnoticed in canopy.


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.
Waved Woodpecker status Least Concern


Sedentary throughout range.

Distribution map

Waved Woodpecker distribution range map

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