Chocó woodpecker

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Chocó woodpecker
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Veniliornis
Species: V. chocoensis
Binomial name
Veniliornis chocoensis
(Swainson, 1821)

The Chocó woodpecker (Veniliornis chocoensis) is a species of bird in the family Picidae. It is found in Colombia and Ecuador. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss from deforestation.[1]


Adult woodpeckers are usually 15 to 16 cm long. They have an olive-colored head; adult and juvenile males have a red crown while adult females have a dusty-olive crown. A Chocó woodpecker has a brownish tail. It has green upperwings and cream and brown underwings.[2]

The Chocó woodpecker's vocal cries include sharp pik notes, softer quip notes, wicka-wicka notes and a gentle rattle.[2]