Crimson-mantled Woodpecker Colaptes rivolii

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


Rather quiet. What is believed to the song of the widespread subspecies brevirostris is described as "a series of fairly monotone, rapid metallic notes ... kee'r'r-ker'r-ke'r'r" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2007). The apparent song of the southernmost subspecies, atriceps, is different: a "descending low churr ... grr'r'r'r'l" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2007). Calls include a rising REE? (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2007) (an example is here at 1:25).

Nonvocal Sounds

Drums, although apparently does so infrequently (Hilty 2003).

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.