Chestnut-colored Woodpecker Celeus castaneus

  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Picidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Griswold, Sophie


Conservation Status

Chestnut-colored Woodpecker has a large geographic range, and the population trend is believed to be stable. Consequently the IUCN Red List status of Chestnut-colored Woodpecker is rated as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2012).

The relative abundance of Chestnut-colored Woodpecker is assessed as fairly common to common in Mexico (Howell and Webb 1995), and as uncommon in Costa Rica (Stiles and Skutch 1989).

Effects of human activity on populations

As is true of other forest species, Chestnut-colored Woodpecker is vulnerable to habitat loss or degradation.

Recommended Citation

Griswold, Sophie. 2012. Chestnut-colored Woodpecker (Celeus castaneus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.