Blood-coloured woodpecker

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Blood-coloured woodpecker
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Veniliornis
Species: V. sanguineus
Binomial name
Veniliornis sanguineus
(Lichtenstein, 1793)

The blood-coloured woodpecker (Veniliornis sanguineus) is a species of bird in the family Picidae, the woodpeckers, piculets, and wrynecks. It is found only in the Guianan countries of Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana, on the Atlantic shoreline region in a narrow coastal strip, 140–180 km wide. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and heavily degraded former forest.


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