Powerful woodpecker

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Powerful woodpecker
Powerful Woodpecker - Ecuador S4E2767.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Campephilus
Species: C. pollens
Binomial name
Campephilus pollens
(Bonaparte, 1845)

The powerful woodpecker (Campephilus pollens) is a species of bird in the family Picidae. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. This little-known species is a large woodpecker, 33–38 cm (13–15 in) long, and is a close relative to the North American ivory-billed woodpecker.[2]

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist forests in the Andes. It is generally found at higher elevations than any other large woodpecker.

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