Cream-backed Woodpecker

It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

The Cream-backed Woodpecker is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Cream-backed Woodpecker (Campephilus leucopogon) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Campephilus leucopogon. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007. Stub icon This Piciformes-related article is a stub. More

5 Sep 06 - Cream-Backed Woodpecker - Cloudforests of Salta, Argentina, originally uploaded by hanbyholmes. A female Cream-backed Woodpecker with her black and red crest along with its namesake plumage visible too. Photo © hanbyholmes and posted here with permission. The photo is noted as taken in the Cloudforests of Salta, Argentina and I am guessing, in the lowland Chaco zone, though I'm not sure. To read more about this area rich in biodiversity, follow this link. More

Cream-backed Woodpecker - A Pair of Females CARPINTERO LOMO BLANCO (Campephilus leucopogon), originally uploaded by arnemiguel.Many thanks to arnemimiguel on Flickr for granting permission to post this photo of a pair of female Cream-backed Woodpeckers here. Read Article Preview Campephilus Woodpeckers A Foraging Robust Woodpecker A friend of mine recently made me aware of this video of a foraging female Robust Woodpecker obtained at Iguazú National Park in Argentina. More

CREAM-BACKED WOODPECKER Campephilus leucopogon CHACO Campephilus are big woodpeckers, looking for all the world like a real-life Woody Woodpecker! Characteristic of this genus is the "double-drum", two quick raps of the bill which serve to maintain contact. Cream-backed is confined to the Chaco where it occurs in pairs or small groups. Their pathetic sneezy calls are unbefitting of such a fantastic looking creature. Click on the images to enlarge them. More

In the morning sun, a Cream-backed Woodpecker begins his busy day in a tree. Its stiff tail feathers brace against the trunk, and its strong, yoked toes - two in front and two behind on each foot - firmly grasp the bark. Thus anchored vertically, it rears its head and delivers a series of trip-hammer strokes with its chisel-like beak. Anyone watching such a perfomance might wonder why the bird's brain is not jarred loose. More

Cream-backed Woodpecker Campephilus leucopogon = Described by: Valenciennes (1826) Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors Old scientific name(s): Phloeoceastes leucopogon Photographs near Jujuy, Argentina - Sep, 2003 More

* Cream-backed Woodpecker, Campephilus leucopogon * Magellanic Woodpecker, Campephilus magellanicus * Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Campephilus principalis (possibly extinct) * Imperial Woodpecker, Campephilus imperialis (possibly extinct) Female Western Ghats Greater Flameback, Chrysocolaptes lucidus socialis Female Western Ghats Greater Flameback, Chrysocolaptes lucidus socialis * Genus Chrysocolaptes More

Order : Piciformes
Family : Picidae
Genus : Campephilus
Species : leucopogon
Authority : (Valenciennes, 1826)