Piciformes

Woodpeckers (Picidae)

HBW 7, p. 296

  • Small to rather large birds with straight medium-length bill, short legs with four long toes, some species with only three toes; tail of most long, with strong central feathers; long tongue with barbed tip.
  • Holarctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical and Oriental.
  • Forest, woodland and grassland, from cold temperate zone to tropics.
  • 28 genera, 216 species, 661 taxa.
  • 11 species threatened; none definitely extinct since 1600.
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Family statistics

28 genera, 216 species

4760 files covering
28 genera (100%)
212 species (98%)

 

    1996 videos covering
27 genera (96%)
194 species (90%)
    2493 photographs covering
28 genera (100%)
210 species (97%)
    271 sound recordings covering
24 genera (86%)
132 species (61%)
216 212 98 194 90 210 97 132 61