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Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
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.
The species inhabits broadleaved, evergreen forest, particularly in montane areas.
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.