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Veniliornis maculifrons-2.jpg
A male Veniliornis maculifrons photographed on Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Subfamily: Picinae
Genus: Veniliornis
Bonaparte, 1854

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Veniliornis is a genus of bird in the Picidae family. The smoky-brown woodpecker, previously V. fumigatus, is now provisionally in the paraphyletic Picoides, while two other species have been moved from there to the present genus. They are primarily found in Central and South America.

It contains the following species: