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Guayaquil Woodpecker Campephilus gayaquilensis

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  • Guayaquil Woodpecker male
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The Guayaquil Woodpecker is declining and is currently classified as “near threatened.” Extensive deforestation for agriculture combined with heavy understory grazing is lessening the amount of suitable habitat available for these resident birds. Guayaquil Woodpeckers inhabit humid and dry forests, tall second growth, and mangroves where pairs or small groups often forage together on tree trunks; little is known about their actual diet. The brownish black upperparts of this woodpecker help distinguish it from the Crimson-crested Woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos) in areas of overlap.

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

Recommended Citation

Guayaquil Woodpecker (Campephilus gayaquilensis), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/guawoo2