Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Powerful Woodpecker (Campephilus pollens) - HBW 7, p. 531

French: Pic puissant German: Zimtbindenspecht Spanish: Picamaderos Poderoso

Taxonomy: Picus pollens Bonaparte, 1845, Colombia.
Formerly placed in genus Phloeoceastes with seven other species, all of which are now lumped into Campephilus. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • pollens (Bonaparte, 1845) - Andes from NC Colombia and SW Venezuela (Táchira) S to Ecuador.
  • peruvianus (Cory, 1915) - Peru (S to Pasco).