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 edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Colaptes
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, meaning "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.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2014). "Colaptes melanochloros". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 May 2016.

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