Woodpecker is distributed in the Amazon Basin south and west of
the rivers Negro and Amazon with a disjunct population in eastern
Brazil from Pernambuco to Bahia.
It is found in humid forest and in forest edges and secondary
The male, seen here in photos 1 and 2, has a blackish forehead
turning to red on the crown and nape. Upperparts are
yellowish-brown with distinct pale spots on the wing coverts.
Underparts are barred browny-black and whitish.
The female, as in photo 3, lacks the red on the crown and