Cream-backed Woodpecker Campephilus leucopogon


Both males and females have striking facial patterns and a buffy white patch on the upper back. These poorly known residents inhabit dry woodlands in the Chaco, and also frequent savannas, pastures, groves and transitional forests. During the non-breeding season, individuals are usually seen alone. They mostly forage by hammering for beetle larvae in tall trees or in fallen logs, and when drumming they give a double tap.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Cream-backed Woodpecker (Campephilus leucopogon), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: