Red-necked Woodpecker (Campephilus rubricollis) - HBW 7, p. 531
French: Pic à cou rouge
Spanish: Picamaderos Cuellirrojo
Taxonomy: Picus rubricollis Boddaert, 1783, Cayenne.
Formerly placed in genus Phloeoceastes with seven other species, all of which are now lumped into Campephilus. Race trachelopyrus intergrades with nominate in SW of range. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- rubricollis (Boddaert, 1783) - E Colombia and E Ecuador to Venezuela, the Guianas and N Brazil (N of Amazon).
- trachelopyrus (Malherbe, 1857) - NE Peru and W Brazil (S of Amazon) S to WC Bolivia (La Paz).
- olallae (Gyldenstolpe, 1945) - Brazil S of Amazon, from R Madeira E to Pará and Maranhão, and S to C Bolivia (Cochabamba) and N Mato Grosso.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 12 videos
A female calling, and occasionally preening, while clinging on a trunk. Locality Zanderij International Airport, Para District, Suriname (ssp rubricollis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 11 June 2011 3 years ago 38 sec 4.3
female Locality Tarapoto, San Martín Department, Peru (ssp trachelopyrus)
Wim ten Have 27 October 2012 2 years ago 15 sec 4.2
male , drumming Locality Tarapoto, San Martín Department, Peru
Wim ten Have 27 October 2012 2 years ago 21 sec 4.2
At a small tree trunk Locality Tambopata National Park, Madre de Dios Department, Peru
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2014 8 weeks ago 20 sec 4
Bird in a tree trunk Locality Tambopata National Park, Madre de Dios Department, Peru
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2014 13 weeks ago 31 sec 4
A female in a tree pecking on a thick branch and feeding Locality Shiripuno River, Pastaza Province, Ecuador (ssp rubricollis)
Josep del Hoyo 24 August 2007 7 years ago 57 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 11 photos
A male on the tree
Locality Shiripuno Lodge, Pastaza Province, Ecuador (ssp rubricollis)
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 8 September 2010 3 years ago 4
Young male in hand
Locality Trésor Reserve, French Guiana (ssp rubricollis)
maxcobigo 24 October 2009 5 years ago 3.7
Feeding on beetles on a tree trunk
Locality Iwokrama Forest Reserve, Potaro-Siparuni Region, Guyana (ssp rubricollis)
Niels Poul Dreyer 16 January 2012 3 years ago 3.5
Adult female on a tree trunk in terrafirme forest.
Locality Tipishca, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador (ssp rubricollis)
Dusan M. Brinkhuizen 9 December 2014 6 weeks ago 3.5
A female perched on a tree.
Locality Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Cristalino River, Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp olallae)
Carmelo López 20 November 2011 3 years ago 3.3
Male reaching the top of a very tall tree
Locality El Paují, Santa Elena de Uairén, Bolívar State, Venezuela
Luis R Figueroa 8 April 2009 27 weeks ago 3.2
Alarm calls Locality Kaw-Roura Nature Reserve, French Guiana
Patrick Ingremeau 3 July 2010 4 years ago 4
Hammering - drumming Locality Imataca Forest Reserve, Venezuela
Joe Klaiber 7 weeks ago 3
The strong double rap characteristic of the drum of this and other Campephilus woodpeckers. Locality Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas State, Brazil
Josep del Hoyo 28 July 2011 3 years ago 3
Calls Locality Pousada Rio Azul, Pará State, Brazil
Bradley Davis 1 August 2007 5 years ago 3
Distant calls in terra firme forest. Locality Floresta Nacional de Carajás, Pará State, Brazil
David Beadle 1 February 2002 2 years ago 0