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 18 videos
A bird perching on a tree. Locality Corrientes Province, Argentina (ssp campestroides)
German Pugnali 28 February 2007 4 years ago 20 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 5 years ago 26 sec 4.5
Two birds in a leafless tree Locality Brasília National Park, Federal District, Brazil (ssp campestris)
Josep del Hoyo 27 June 2007 5 years ago 30 sec 4.5
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 5 years ago 30 sec 4.5
A female feeding on the ground Locality Estancia Itabó, Canindeyú Department, Paraguay (ssp campestroides)
Josep del Hoyo 9 May 2005 8 years ago 34 sec 4.4
A close-up of a female perched on a branch Locality Pantanal, Brazil (ssp campestris)
Max Roth 30 April 2002 8 years ago 29 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 28 photos
Beaking the mirror of a car in the parking (territory defense behavior).
Locality São Paulo State, Brazil
Mario Olyntho 30 October 2009 3 years ago 4.3
Perched on a termite mound
Locality Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia
Dubi Shapiro 4 November 2012 5 weeks ago 4.3
A bird perched in a tree.
Locality Esteros del Iberá, Corrientes Province, Argentina (ssp campestroides)
Carmelo López 30 October 2011 50 weeks ago 4.2
Bird on the ground
Locality Afonso Cláudio, Espirito Santo State, Brazil (ssp campestroides)
hawk 13 October 2010 11 weeks ago 4.2
Bird on the grass
Locality Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Luca Boscain 30 June 2012 15 weeks ago 4
Female perched on a palm tree near a beach.
Locality Comandatuba Island, Una, Bahia State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 30 January 2013 19 weeks ago 4