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Crimson-mantled Woodpecker Colaptes rivolii

  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Picidae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg



"Quiet and inconspicuous; versatile in their foraging behavior, pairs noted mainly along moss and lichen covered branches (in all parts of trees), picking and probing lightly for small insects in crevices, but also feed daily on small fruits, which they are adept at taking from near the ends of slender branches" (T. A. Parker III, unpublished).

Social and interspecific behavior

Usually solitary or in pairs, but regularly associates with mixed-species flocks.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2011). Crimson-mantled Woodpecker (Colaptes rivolii), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.