Cream-colored Woodpecker (Celeus flavus) - HBW 7, p. 522
French: Pic jaune
Spanish: Carpintero Amarillo
Taxonomy: Picus flavus P. L. S. Müller, 1776, Cayenne.
Races intergrade extensively, producing many intermediates, and in much of range many individuals impossible to assign to a particular race; geographical limits given are therefore somewhat arbitrary. Races peruvianus and tectricialis perhaps better merged with nominate. Birds from NE Amazonian Brazil named as race inornatus, but inseparable from nominate. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- flavus (P. L. S. Müller, 1776) - E Colombia, SW & NE Venezuela and the Guianas S to E Ecuador, W Brazil (S to Mato Grosso) and N Bolivia (Beni).
- peruvianus (Cory, 1919) - E Peru.
- tectricialis (Hellmayr, 1922) - Maranhão (NE Brazil).
- subflavus P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1877 - E Brazil in Alagoas and S on coast from Bahia to Espírito Santo.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 14 videos
A pair mating on a branch, then a closer view of the female. Locality Weg naar Zee, Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (ssp flavus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 13 February 2011 3 years ago 55 sec 4.7
bird perching at forest edge Locality Finca La Vuelta Larga, Sucre State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 7 July 2012 2 years ago 24 sec 4.5
adult hammering at the nesthole in a gallery forest Locality Delta Amacuro State, Venezuela (ssp flavus)
Thore Noernberg 13 April 2014 22 weeks ago 26 sec 4.3
A female calling in a tree, seen from below. Locality Floresta Nacional de Carajás, Pará State, Brazil (ssp flavus)
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2011 2 years ago 29 sec 4.3
A male pecking on a trunk Locality Linhares Biological Reserve, Espirito Santo State, Brazil (ssp subflavus)
Josep del Hoyo 23 January 2005 6 years ago 33 sec 4.2
a male at edge of swamp forest Locality Finca La Vuelta Larga, Sucre State, Venezuela (ssp semicinnamomeus)
DAVID ASCANIO 23 April 2008 3 years ago 31 sec 4.1
PhotosSee all 23 photos
Locality Orinoco River, Delta Amacuro State, Venezuela
Luis R Figueroa 4 January 2009 29 weeks ago 4.5
A male perched on a branch.
Locality Ariau Resort, Iranduba, Amazonas State, Brazil
Anselmo d Affonseca 28 December 2013 29 weeks ago 4.5
Inside the jungle at the Anaula Nature resort in Suriname.
Locality Anaula Nature Resort, Sipaliwini District, Suriname (ssp flavus)
Franciscus Luers 21 October 2012 1 year ago 4.3
Female on a snag.
Locality Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador (ssp flavus)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 29 August 2013 37 weeks ago 4.3
Male, perched on a branch
Locality Rio Mutum, Barão de Melgaço, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
lsargentini 27 July 2012 2 years ago 4.2
adult male & female
Locality Mana, French Guiana
Hervé MICHEL 1 October 2009 4 years ago 4.2