Lita Woodpecker Piculus litae


The Lita Woodpecker lives in humid and wet forests and mature second growth in the lowlands and foothills of Colombia and Ecuador. Little is known about its basic life history, but it does forage by itself or in pairs in between the middle and canopy levels of the forest. Both males and females have a large yellow facial patch and a red head patch which extends to the crown on males.

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

Recommended Citation

Lita Woodpecker (Piculus litae), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: