Smoky-brown Woodpecker Dryobates fumigatus
(aka Leuconotopicus fumigatus)
Smoky-brown Woodpecker, Amagusa Reserve, Pichincha, Ecuador, November 2019 - click for larger image Amagusa Reserve, Pichincha, Ecuador
November 2019

The Smoky-brown Woodpecker is distributed from Mexico through Central America and into Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and the extreme north-west of Argentina. See the distribution map at xeno-canto. In South America it is found at higher altitudes in dry montane woodland, cloud forest and Polylepis woods.

It is dark brown without any barring. The male has a red crown which is lacking in the female.

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