Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Black-bodied Woodpecker (Dryocopus schulzi) - HBW 7, p. 526

French: Pic lucifer German: Schwarzbauchspecht 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).