Campo Flicker (Colaptes campestris) - HBW 7, p. 515
French: Pic champêtre
Spanish: Carpintero Campestre
Other common names: Campos Flicker; Field Flicker (campestroides)
Taxonomy: Picus campestris Vieillot, 1818, Paraguay.
Race campestroides often considered a separate species, but hybridizes with nominate in Paraguay, and probably occasionally elsewhere, and the two appear to intergrade. Birds from NE Brazil, described as race chrysosternus, considered indistinguishable from nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- campestris (Vieillot, 1818) - S Surinam and NC Brazil (near Santarem); E Brazil (Maranhão S to Santa Catarina), N & E Bolivia (Beni, Santa Cruz) and C Paraguay.
- campestroides (Malherbe, 1849) - C & S Paraguay, SE Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) and Uruguay to NE & E Argentina (S to E Río Negro).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 20 videos
A bird perching on a tree. Locality Corrientes Province, Argentina (ssp campestroides)
German Pugnali 28 February 2007 5 years ago 20 sec 4.8
Birds on the grass Locality San Carlos Centro, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 14 September 2013 44 weeks ago 41 sec 4.7
A female perched and scratching Locality Pousada Aguapé, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (ssp campestris)
Josep del Hoyo 9 January 2005 6 years ago 26 sec 4.7
A female feeding on the ground. Locality Estancia Itabó, Canindeyú Department, Paraguay (ssp campestroides)
Josep del Hoyo 9 May 2005 9 years ago 36 sec 4.6
A close-up of a female on a fence Locality Pousada Aguapé, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (ssp campestris)
Josep del Hoyo 9 January 2005 6 years ago 30 sec 4.6
Two birds in a leafless tree Locality Brasília National Park, Federal District, Brazil (ssp campestris)
Josep del Hoyo 27 June 2007 6 years ago 30 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 38 photos
Two birds calling on a fallen trunk
Locality Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (ssp campestris)
Jose Ramon 21 October 2010 26 weeks ago 4.6
Beaking the mirror of a car in the parking (territory defense behavior).
Locality São Paulo State, Brazil
Mario Olyntho 30 October 2009 4 years ago 4.6
Locality Comandatuba Island, Una, Bahia State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 29 January 2014 24 weeks ago 4.5
Perched on a termite mound
Locality Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (ssp campestris)
Dubi Shapiro 4 November 2012 1 year ago 4.4
A bird perched in a tree.
Locality Esteros del Iberá, Corrientes Province, Argentina (ssp campestroides)
Carmelo López 30 October 2011 2 years ago 4.3
Campo Flicker feeding on the ground
Locality Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
bakkerc 20 September 2013 34 weeks ago 4.3
Song. Locality Campo Ávalos, Monte Caseros, Corrientes Province, Argentina
Bernabé Lopez Lanús 18 August 2010 15 weeks ago 4
Song. Locality San Bernardo, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 4 May 2014 11 weeks ago 3.5
Alarm calls of a pair Locality Estancia El Potrero, Entre Ríos Province, Argentina
Kini Roesler 10 June 2008 4 years ago 3