Chestnut-colored woodpecker

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Chestnut-colored woodpecker
Chestnut-coloured Woodpecker.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Celeus
C. castaneus
Binomial name
Celeus castaneus
(Wagler, 1829)

The chestnut-colored woodpecker (Celeus castaneus) is a species of bird in the family Picidae. It is found in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama.


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


Appears very dark, with many V-shaped black marks on rich chestnut above and below; crested head creamy brown; bill greenish ivory. Male broad moustache mark, part of ear patch and (sometimes) lores red.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Celeus castaneus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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