Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Andean Flicker (Colaptes rupicola) - HBW 7, p. 515

French: Pic des rochers German: Andenspecht 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).