Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Crimson-bellied Woodpecker (Campephilus haematogaster) - HBW 7, p. 531

French: Pic superbe German: Blutbauchspecht Spanish: Picamaderos Ventrirrojo
Other common names: Splendid Woodpecker (splendens)

Taxonomy: Picus haematogaster Tschudi, 1844, Peru.
Formerly placed in genus Phloeoceastes with seven other species, all of which are now lumped into Campephilus. Race splendens, sometimes regarded as a separate species, appears to differ vocally; further study needed. Two subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • splendens Hargitt, 1889 - Panama to W Ecuador.
  • haematogaster (Tschudi, 1844) - E Colombia to E Peru.