Scarlet-backed Woodpecker Dryobates callonotus

  • © Tor Egil Høgsås

These poorly known woodpeckers are small with bright red upperparts. They inhabit dry forests, scrubby regions with trees and cacti, semi-humid forests, and areas with thick vegetation near water. Frequently seen in pairs, Scarlet-backed Woodpeckers forage at all different heights, but their diet is unknown.

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© Ted Parker

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

Recommended Citation

Scarlet-backed Woodpecker (Dryobates callonotus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: