|Scarlet-backed Woodpecker Veniliornis callonotus
(aka Dryobates callonotus)
|Peru and Ecuador
The Scarlet-backed Woodpecker is distributed in western Ecuador and north-western Peru. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in dry forest, arid scrub and dense vegetation near rivers.
|These photos are of males with red showing on the crown. The females have all black crowns. Photos 1 and 2 are the sub-species V. c. major in the south of its range. These have a whitish area between the crown and the brownish cheeks and tend to have more distinct barring on the underparts than the nominate sub-species in photo 3.|
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