Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Grey-breasted Woodpecker (Melanerpes hypopolius) - HBW 7, p. 447

French: Pic alezan German: Graukehlspecht Spanish: Carpintero Pechigrís
Other common names: Balsas Woodpecker

Taxonomy: Picus hypopolius Wagler, 1829, Tehuacán and Tecuapán, Puebla, Mexico.
Sometimes combined with other barred congeners in a separate genus Centurus. Possibly closer to M. lewis, M. formicivorus and M. erythrocephalus. Formerly considered conspecific with M. uropygialis. Monotypic.

Distribution: Interior of SW Mexico from N Guerrero and Morelos E to EC Oaxaca.

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