Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Imperial Woodpecker (Campephilus imperialis) - HBW 7, p. 534

French: Pic impérial German: Kaiserspecht Spanish: Picamaderos Imperial

Taxonomy: Picus imperialis Gould, 1832, “California” = Jalisco, Mexico.
Forms a superspecies with C. principalis. Monotypic.

Distribution: W Mexico in Sierra Madre Occidental, from W Sonora and Chihuahua S to Jalisco and Michoacán (probably extinct).

  • Critically Endangered
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