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White-browed Woodpecker Piculus aurulentus

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Also known, equally appropriately as the Yellow-browed Woodpecker, as the species’ narrow supercilium appears whitish yellow in the field, this species is an Atlantic Forest endemic. It ranges from southeast Brazil, as far north as Espírito Santo, south to northeast Argentina and eastern Paraguay, as well as Rio Grande do Sul, in southernmost Brazil. The species’ plumage is broadly typical of the genus Piculus, consisting of olive-green back and wings, a wholly red crown (in males) and malar, yellow throat, and dark- and pale-barred underparts. In Brazil, the White-browed Woodpecker is generally restricted to montane forest, but the species occurs lower elsewhere in its range, and is currently considered Near Threatened by BirdLife International.

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White-browed Woodpecker (Piculus aurulentus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/whbwoo7