Striped Woodpecker (Picoides lignarius) - HBW 7, p. 489
French: Pic bûcheron
Spanish: Pico Bataraz Grande
Taxonomy: Picus Lignarius Molina, 1782, Chile.
Forms a superspecies with P. mixtus; they seem to be genetically close and may be conspecific, but possible overlap of breeding ranges not well documented. Related more distantly to other American congeners. Birds of isolated N population slightly smaller than those of Patagonia, with other morphological, plumage and genetic differences, probably representing a separate taxon, for which the name puncticeps is available; further study currently in progress. Monotypic.
Distribution: WC & S Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz southwards) S to N Argentina (Salta); Andean foothills and lowlands in C & S Chile (Bío-Bío to Magallanes) and SW Argentina (Neuquén to Santa Cruz).
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A male perched on a branch Locality La Campana National Park, Chile (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 7 November 2011 1 year ago 28 sec 3.8
A female pecking on a high trunk Locality Altos de Lircay National Reserve, Maule Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Ron Hoff 7 October 2007 5 years ago 10 sec 2.3
brief view of female moving up thin trunk Locality La Campana National Park, Chile (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 20 November 2011 1 year ago 7 sec 2