Blond-crested woodpecker

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Blond-crested woodpecker
Celeus flavescens -Horto Florestal, Sao Paulo, Brazil -male-8.jpg
Male in São Paulo, Brazil
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Celeus
Species: C. flavescens
Binomial name
Celeus flavescens
(Gmelin, 1788)

The blond-crested woodpecker (Celeus flavescens) is a species of bird in the family Picidae, the woodpeckers, piculets and wrynecks. It is found in Brazil, southeastern Paraguay, and extreme northeastern Argentina. A small disjunct population occurs at the Amazon River mouth and upstream, including the southern part of Ilha de Marajo. The ochre-backed woodpecker is often considered a subspecies.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.


Range: Cerrado and Caatinga[edit]

In eastern and southeastern South America, the blond-crested woodpecker ranges in eastern and central portions of the cerrado; it is also in most of the caatinga. A small range of the bird, (disjunct), occurs at the mouth of the Amazon River and upstream for 800 km in the Amazon Basin; the range also covers the southern parts of Marajó Island.


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