Red-necked Woodpecker Campephilus rubricollis

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

Demography and Populations

This species is noted as the commonest large woodpecker within its range (Winkler et al. 1986) and as a fairly common low-density resident that is sometimes not met with frequently (Hilty and Meyer de Schauensee 2003). The population has not been quantified. It is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence of any declines or substantial threats (BirdLife International 2011), but see subsequent section on Conservation for research notes on detrimental effects of human activity on Red-necked Woodpecker populations.

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.