Black-bodied Woodpecker (Dryocopus schulzi) - HBW 7, p. 526
French: Pic lucifer
Spanish: Picamaderos Chaqueño
Other common names: White-shouldered Woodpecker (“shiptoni”); Chaco Woodpecker (“major”)
Taxonomy: Phloeotomus Schulzi Cabanis, 1883, Tucumán, Argentina.
Forms a superspecies with D. pileatus and D. lineatus. Hybridizes with latter. Forms described as “D. shiptoni” and “D. major” are only variants or colour morphs. White scapular line more prevalent among N birds, and S birds average minimally smaller than others, but differences insufficient to justify subspecific separation. Monotypic.
Distribution: S Bolivia (Santa Cruz, Tarija), C Paraguay and S to NC Argentina (S to Córdoba and San Luis).
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Female, in three quebrachos forest Locality Gregoria Pérez de Denis, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 27 September 2012 2 years ago 1 min 7 sec 4.1
A male preening on a branch. Locality Capilla del Monte, Córdoba Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
hectorslongo 10 November 2008 1 year ago 28 sec 3.3