Bronze-winged woodpecker

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Bronze-winged Woodpecker
Conservation status
Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Colaptes
Species: C. aeruginosus
Binomial name
Colaptes aeruginosus
(Malherbe, 1862)

The Bronze-winged Woodpecker (Colaptes aeruginosus) a forest flicker endemic to northeast Mexico, from Tamaulipas to northern Veracruz. It was formerly placed in the genus Piculus (Benz et al., 2006). It has been historically treated as a subspecies of Golden-olive Woodpecker, but genetic data show the Gray-crowned Woodpecker to be its closest living relative.[1]

Habitat[edit]

The species inhabits broadleaved, evergreen forest, particularly in montane areas.

Description[edit]

The species differs from the Golden-olive Woodpecker in details of head plumage and the pattern of the underparts. Bronze-winged Woodpecker has scalloped underparts, while those of the Golden-olive Woodpecker are evenly barred.

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