6.5″ (16.5 cms) Small. Male bird: crown and nape red; remaining upperparts yellowish olive, tail blacker; wing coverts incospic. dotted yellowish; forehead and sides of head brownish olive with an ill-defined whitish moustachial streak, very faint eyebrow; underparts dirty grayish olive rather finely banded with white; more spotted on lower throat and breast (or entire underparts banded; whitish eyebrow and moustachial streak stronger-agilis). Female bird: sim., but crown olive brown faintly dotted whitish, no red.
W. of Andes, White throated and red rumpled woodpeckers as well as the Little wood pecker
Rather solitary, occasionaly in pairs in midlevel to canopy branches in eastern and western Colombia. has been seen noth in high and low along forest edge and inside forest in Amazonas.
Status and habitat:
Humid terra firme and várzea forests, forest edges, also ocassionaly second growth in Amazonas. Known form only a few recs. west of Andes.
Taken from A Guide To The Birds of Colombia by Steven L. Hilty and William L. Brown
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