Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Red-necked Woodpecker (Campephilus rubricollis) - HBW 7, p. 531

French: Pic à cou rouge German: Rothalsspecht 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.