Black-necked Woodpecker (Colaptes atricollis) - HBW 7, p. 510
French: Pic à cou noir
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird calling from a tree, responding to the playback. This is an Peruvian endemic. Locality Santa Eulalia Valley, Lima Department, Peru (ssp atricollis)
Yoel Jimenez 14 November 2012 2 years ago 36 sec 3.8
A bird responding to the playback. This is an Peruvian endemic. Locality Santa Eulalia Valley, Lima Department, Peru (ssp atricollis)
Yoel Jimenez 13 November 2012 2 years ago 21 sec 3.7
A bird calling in a tree and flying away Locality Cañete River, Lima Department, Peru (ssp atricollis)
Keith Blomerley 8 November 2004 9 years ago 23 sec 3.1
Black-necked Woodpecker (male) on cactus
Locality Balsas, Amazonas Department, Peru (ssp peruvianus)
RLewis0727 13 January 2014 1 year ago 4.4
one adult male
Locality Cajamarca Department, Peru
Alexander Lees 13 June 2013 17 weeks ago 3
Bird sitting in the top of a tree near Huacachina in southern Peru
Locality Peru (ssp Atricollis)
lochfitty 27 July 2007 6 years ago 1.3