|Campo Flicker (Colaptes campestris)
Campo Flickers are typically seen surveying the cerrado from a suitable perch on top of a tree. They normally feed on ants or termites on the ground so, at least in behaviour, it is similar to the Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) of Europe.
It is a species that takes advantage of deforestation where termites invade low-grade and overgrazed pasturesand is found in eastern and central Brazil and into Bolivia and Paraguay.
|The generic name Colaptes is derived from the Greek word for a chiseller.
There is an illustration in Sick, Plate 25.