Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Rufous-winged Woodpecker (Piculus simplex) - HBW 7, p. 504

French: Pic à ailes rousses German: Zimtflügelspecht Spanish: Carpintero Alirrufo

Taxonomy: Chloronerpes simplex Salvin, 1870, Bugaba, Chiriquí, Panama.
May form a superspecies with P. callopterus, P. litae and P. leucolaemus; all four have often been treated as conspecific. Proposed race allophyeus, from Honduras, known from only two specimens; further study needed. Monotypic.

Distribution: E Honduras S to Costa Rica and W Panama (W Chiriquí, W Bocas del Toro, Atlantic slope of Veraguas).

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