Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Black-necked Woodpecker (Colaptes atricollis) - HBW 7, p. 510

French: Pic à cou noir German: Graustirnspecht Spanish: Carpintero Peruano
Other common names: Black-necked Flicker

Taxonomy: Chrysopicos atricollis Malherbe, 1850, Peru.
Sometimes placed with C. punctigula and C. melanochloros in a separate genus Chrysoptilus, the so-called “forest flickers”. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • atricollis (Malherbe, 1850) - W slope of Peruvian Andes from La Libertad and Ancash S to W Arequipa.
  • peruvianus (Reichenbach, 1854) - Marañón Valley S on E slope to W Huánuco.