|Bar-bellied Woodpecker Veniliornis nigriceps
(aka Dryobates nigriceps)
|Papallacta Pass, Ecuador
The bar-bellied Woodpecker is distributed in the Andes from central Colombia to Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in forest, woodland and Polylepis woodland (as in this case) mainly between 2,600 and 3,600 metres.
|The male has a red crown which is black in the female. Both sexes have an olive back an evenly barred underparts black with yellowish white.|
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