Red-necked Woodpecker Campephilus rubricollis

  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Picidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: William S. Benish


Little information. Breeds from January to May in the northern part of its range, in November in Ecuador and in September in Peru (Winkler et al., 1986). Nest cavities are usually high and have an oval-shaped entrance (Hilty and Meyer de Schauensee 2003) in dead trees or palm trees. Clutch reported as 2 to 4 white eggs, but no source or details provided (Wiki Aves 2011).

Female Red-necked Woodpecker peering out from nest or roost cavity at Reserva Municipal de Cláudia, Mato Grosso in northern Brazil. By Valdir Hobus.

Recommended Citation

Benish, W. S. (2011). Red-necked Woodpecker (Campephilus rubricollis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.