Andean Flicker (Colaptes rupicola) - HBW 7, p. 515
French: Pic des rochers
Spanish: Carpintero Andino
Taxonomy: Colaptes rupicola d’Orbigny, 1840, no locality = Sicasica, La Paz, Bolivia.
Races interbreed in Peru. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cinereicapillus Reichenbach, 1854 - extreme S Ecuador (SE Loja) and N Peru (Piura, Amazonas).
- puna Cabanis, 1883 - C & S Peru.
- rupicola d’Orbigny, 1840 - W, C & S Bolivia, N Chile (Tarapacá) and NW Argentina (Jujuy S to Catamarca).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 22 videos
A bird perched on a pole, later foraging on a field. Locality Rincón, Huánuco Department, Peru (ssp puna)
Yoel Jimenez 4 November 2012 3 years ago 30 sec 4.8
A male calling on a rock Locality Lauca National Park, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp rupicola)
Max Roth 31 March 2002 10 years ago 35 sec 4.7
searching food Locality Rincón, Huánuco Department, Peru (ssp puna)
Daniêl Jimenez 2 November 2012 3 years ago 35 sec 4.7
A bird on the ground. Locality Junín National Reserve, Peru (ssp puna)
Josep del Hoyo 23 July 2003 9 years ago 24 sec 4.6
side view of male perched on rock (one of several at roadside colony) Locality Lauca National Park, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp rupicola)
Martin Kennewell 28 November 2011 4 years ago 36 sec 4.4
A female foraging on the ground Locality Cerro Tunari, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia (ssp rupicola)
Frank Witebsky 2004 8 years ago 32 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 39 photos
Female foraging on the ground
Locality Cusco Department, Peru
CarlosNaza 7 August 2012 5 weeks ago 5
Perched on the rock
Locality Puno Department, Peru
Zotyesz 16 January 2016 13 weeks ago 4.8
Adult inspecting a hole in an earthen bank at Sillustani
Locality Umayo Lake, Puno Department, Peru (ssp puna)
Martin Flack 27 October 2005 2 years ago 4.7
Locality Cusco Department, Peru (ssp puna)
Gerard Gorman 19 November 2012 2 years ago 4.6
Very close to the road along the lake.
Locality Junín National Reserve, Peru (ssp cinereicapillus)
Cock Reijnders 20 September 2010 5 years ago 4.5
Locality Parinacota, Lauca National Park, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile (ssp rupicola)
Fernando Rosselot 15 October 2013 1 year ago 4.5