Pale-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus guatemalensis) - HBW 7, p. 532
French: Pic à bec clair
Spanish: Picamaderos Piquiclaro
Other common names: Flint-billed Woodpecker
Taxonomy: Picus guatemalensis Hartlaub, 1844, Guatemala.
Formerly placed in genus Phloeoceastes with seven other species, all of which are now lumped into Campephilus. Forms a superspecies with C. melanoleucos and C. gayaquilensis. Birds from Sonora described as race dorsofasciatus, on basis of more barred rump, but this character matched by individuals of nelsoni. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- nelsoni (Ridgway, 1911) - W Mexico, from S Sonora S to Oaxaca.
- regius Reichenbach, 1854 - E Mexico, from Tamaulipas S to Veracruz.
- guatemalensis (Hartlaub, 1844) - Veracruz to W Panama.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 17 videos
A male pecking on a trunk Locality Mayflower Bocawina National Park, Stann Creek District, Belize (ssp guatemalensis)
Wayne Hall 20 February 2007 6 years ago 1 min 2 sec 4.1
A female preening and drumming, viewed from the side and the rear Locality Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp guatamalensis)
Greg Baker 10 April 2001 2 years ago 57 sec 4
Bird foraging on dead palm tree Locality Macal River, Cayo District, Belize
Alexander Grimwade 20 March 2010 4 years ago 25 sec 4
A male looking for prey in a small hole of a trunk. Locality Laguna Seca, Corozal District, Belize (ssp guatemalensis)
DAVID ASCANIO 1 December 2007 5 years ago 16 sec 4
A bird pecking on a trunk looking for food and showing its tongue. Locality Laguna Seca, Corozal District, Belize (ssp guatemalensis)
DAVID ASCANIO 1 December 2007 5 years ago 38 sec 4
A male pecking a trunk. Locality Lacanjá-Chansayab, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp guatemalensis)
Josep del Hoyo 13 April 2009 4 years ago 46 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 19 photos
Locality Costa Rica
Luis Vargas 6 April 2013 1 year ago 4.6
Locality Costa Rica
Luis Vargas 6 April 2013 1 year ago 4.4
Adult male sitting on a trunk with the back to the camera, busy excavating for a nest but looking over his shoulder.
Locality Manuel Antonio National Park, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp guatemalensis)
Pia Öberg 27 February 2001 26 weeks ago 4
Adult on a tree
Locality Yaxchilán Archaeological Park, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern)
rchavezdm 4 May 2012 1 year ago 4
An adult male
Locality Oaxaca State, Mexico (Southern)
Ken Havard 29 October 2004 4 years ago 3.6
A female on a tree trunk.
Locality Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (ssp guatemalensis)
John C. Mittermeier 9 November 2009 22 weeks ago 3.5