White-spotted Woodpecker Veniliornis spilogaster

Brazilian name:
picapauzinho-verde-carijó
Male  White-spotted Woodpecker, rio Camaquã, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image Brazil

White-spotted Woodpecker is distributed in south-east Brazil, south-east Paraguay, north-east Argentina and Uruguay. It is found in a variety of forest and woodland habitats.

Male  White-spotted Woodpecker, Parque do Zizo, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image It is spotted mainly on the breast while the upperparts and belly have a more barred appearance. The male, seen in photos 1, 2 and 4, has narrow dark red streaks on the crown which are missing on the female in photo 3.

There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto .
Female  White-spotted Woodpecker, rio Camaquã, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image
Male  White-spotted Woodpecker, Parque do Zizo, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image
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