Woodpeckers (Picidae)

White Woodpecker (Melanerpes candidus) - HBW 7, p. 439

French: Pic dominicain German: Weißspecht Spanish: Carpintero Blanco

Taxonomy: Picus candidus Otto, 1796, Cayenne.
Distinctive; sometimes placed in monotypic genus Leuconerpes, but shows many morphological similarities to typical Melanerpes. Monotypic.

Distribution: Lower Amazon (W to R Madeira), and from extreme SE Peru (Pampas del Heath), S Mato Grosso and NE Brazil (N Maranhão) S to E Bolivia, N Argentina (S to Córdoba, N Buenos Aires) and W & S Uruguay.