Choco Woodpecker

The Chocó Woodpecker is a species of bird in the Picidae family. It is found in Colombia and Ecuador. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Choco Woodpecker is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Choco Woodpecker Veniliornis chocoensis 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Near Threatened Justification This species is classified as Near Threatened because it is suspected to be declining moderately rapidly owing to habitat loss. More

* Choco Woodpecker (Veniliornis chocoensis) NT * Lita Woodpecker (Piculus litae) LC * Sooty-capped Puffbird (Bucco noanamae) NT * Club-winged Manakin (Machaeropterus deliciosus) LC * Yellow-headed Manakin (Xenopipo flavicapilla) NT * Orange-breasted Fruiteater (Pipreola jucunda) LC * Long-wattled Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus penduliger) VU * Bicoloured Antvireo (Dysithamnus occidentalis) VU * Stub-tailed Antbird (Myrmeciza berlepschi) LC More

Choco Woodpecker (Veniliornis chocoensis) = French: Pic du Choco German: Chokospecht Spanish: Carpintero del Chocó Taxonomy: Veniliornis chocoensis Todd, 1919, Malagita, Chocó, Colombia. Forms a superspecies with V. kirkii, V. cassini, V. affinis and V. maculifrons. Has often been treated as conspecific with second or third of those, but differs in plumage details, in size and in habitat preferences, apparently also vocally, and is separated from both by Andes chain. Monotypic. More

Choco Woodpecker Veniliornis chocoensis = Described by: Todd (1919) Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range Nw. South America; W. Colombia from the lower Atrato Valley s. along the Pacific coast to nw. Ecuador. More

* Choco Woodpecker, Veniliornis chocoensis * Yellow-eared Woodpecker, Veniliornis maculifrons * Red-stained Woodpecker, Veniliornis affinis * Bar-bellied Woodpecker, Veniliornis nigriceps * Scarlet-backed Woodpecker, Veniliornis callonotus * Yellow-vented Woodpecker, Veniliornis dignus * Little Woodpecker, Veniliornis passerinus More

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* Choco Woodpecker Veniliornis chocoensis * Golden-olive Woodpecker Piculus rubiginosus * Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus * Guayaquil Woodpecker Campephilus gayaquilensis NT * (Pacific Hornero) Furnarius leucopus * Slaty Spinetail Synallaxis brachyura * Red-faced Spinetail Cranioleuca erythrops * Plain Xenops Xenops minutus * Streaked Xenops Xenops rutilans More

* Choco Woodpecker NT Veniliornis chocoensis 200-700 lowland * Double-banded Graytail Xenerpestes minlosi 400-500 lowland * Pacific Tuftedcheek Pseudocolaptes johnsoni 700-1,700 foothills to lower montane * Star-chested Treerunner Margarornis stellatus 1,200-1,900 lower montane to montane * Uniform Treehunter Thripadectes ignobilis 1,000-1,700 foothill to lower montane * Bicoloured Antvireo VU More

Order : Piciformes
Family : Picidae
Genus : Veniliornis
Species : chocoensis
Authority : Todd, 1919