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.
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.
The Chocó woodpecker's vocal cries include sharp pik notes, softer quip notes, wicka-wicka notes and a gentle rattle.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Veniliornis chocoensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Gorman, Gerard (19 June 2014). Woodpeckers of the World: The Complete Guide. A&C Black. p. 313. ISBN 978-1-4081-4717-7.
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