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).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male feeding
Locality Bosque de Fray Jorge National Park, Coquimbo Region, Chile (Monotypic species)
Arthur Grosset 23 January 2007 4 years ago 4
A bird perched
Locality Ñireguao, Aysén Region, Chile
Roberto Pujana 31 January 2013 42 weeks ago 3.6
Stripped Woodpecker on the branch of a tree on the San Cristobal hill in central Santiago in mid winter.
Locality Cerro San Cristobal, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Philip Sanders 15 August 2013 8 weeks ago 0