Golden-naped Woodpecker (Melanerpes chrysauchen) - HBW 7, p. 441
French: Pic masqué
Spanish: Carpintero Nuquigualdo
Other common names: Beautiful Woodpecker (pulcher)
Taxonomy: Melanerpes chrysauchen Salvin, 1870, Chiriquí, Panama.
Sometimes placed in a separate genus Tripsurus, along with M. pucherani, M. cruentatus and M. flavifrons. Forms a superspecies with first of those, or both sometimes included in the superspecies represented by last two. Distinctive race pulcher geographically isolated, sometimes treated as separate species. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- chrysauchen Salvin, 1870 - SW Costa Rica to W Panama.
- pulcher P. L. Sclater, 1870 - NC Colombia (Magdalena Valley).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 10 videos
A male feeding in a tree and eating a banana Locality Golfito, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp chrysauchen)
Max Roth 31 January 2004 10 years ago 33 sec 4
A female in a tree and then flying to another one Locality El Paujil Natural Reserve, Colombia (ssp pulcher)
Josep del Hoyo 2 February 2007 7 years ago 24 sec 3.9
Male at nest hole. Locality El Chorogo, Puerto Armuelles, Chiriquí Province, Panama (ssp chrysauchen)
William Adsett 4 March 2014 31 weeks ago 22 sec 3.8
A bird perched high on a trunk. Locality El Paujil Natural Reserve, Colombia (ssp pulcher)
Keith Blomerley 2 November 2012 2 years ago 26 sec 3.8
A female excavating a nest hole Locality Carara National Park, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp chrysauchen)
Greg Baker 8 April 2001 2 years ago 23 sec 3.8
Female on the side of a tree Locality Carara National Park, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Keith and Lynn Youngs 1 April 2010 1 year ago 33 sec 3.4
A male catched in a banding project in the magdalena valley. (Beautifull Woodpecker)
Locality El Paujil Natural Reserve, Colombia
Luis Eduardo Urueña 22 April 2007 5 years ago 4.3
Male of the recently split endemic Beautiful Woodpecker
Locality Santander Department, Colombia (ssp Pulcher)
nvoaden 1 January 2010 2 years ago 3.4
A couple of inds working on a tree branch
Locality Bellavista Reserve, Victoria, Caldas Department, Colombia (ssp pulcher)
Diego Calderon - COLOMBIA... 20 November 2008 4 years ago 1.5
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