Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Ringed Woodpecker (Celeus torquatus) - HBW 7, p. 523

French: Pic à cravate noir German: Schwarzbrustspecht Spanish: Carpintero Pechinegro

Taxonomy: Picus torquatus Boddaert, 1783, Cayenne.
Named race angustus (R Tapajós, Brazil) regarded as synonymous with occidentalis, which intergrades with nominate. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • occidentalis (Hargitt, 1889) - NE Ecuador, SE Colombia and W & C Amazonian Brazil E to S Venezuela, and S to E Peru, N Bolivia and Mato Grosso.
  • torquatus (Boddaert, 1783) - E Venezuela and the Guianas S to Pará in NE Brazil.
  • tinnunculus (Wagler, 1829) - E Brazil (SE Bahia, Espírito Santo).