Green-barred woodpecker

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Green-barred woodpecker
Colaptes melanochloros -Bataguassu, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil-8.jpg
In Bataguassu, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Colaptes
Species: C. melanochloros
Binomial name
Colaptes melanochloros
(Gmelin, 1788)

The green-barred woodpecker (Colaptes melanochloros) is a species of bird in the family Picidae. The scientific name melanochloros derives from the Greek melanos, meaning "black", and chloros, "pale green", the principal colors of this bird. The golden-breasted woodpecker is sometimes included here as the southern group of subspecies and sometimes treated as a distinct species, C. melanolaimus.

C. melanochloros (including the golden-breasted woodpecker) is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

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