Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Woodpeckers and Allies :: Chestnut Woodpecker

Chestnut Woodpecker Celeus elegans

Described by: Müller, Statius (1776)
Alternate common name(s): Elegant Woodpecker, Chestnut-crested Woodpecker, Russet-crested Woodpecker, Rufous-crested Woodpecker, Immaculate Woodpecker, Pale-crowned Crested Woodpecker, Yellow-crested Woodpecker
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Carajás, Pará, Brazil - Jan, 2002 © Arthur Grosset  La Selva Lodge, Ecuador - Jan, 2007 © Lou Hegedus 
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Amazonian South America;
(1) E. Venezuela, ne. Brazil, Guyana and Surinam.
(2) Ne. Venezuela.
(3) Trinidad.
(4) Ne. Brazil and Guiana.
(5) Se. Colombia to e. Ecuador and e. Peru.
(6) E. Colombia to n. Bolivia.
The Immaculate Woodpecker may have been from Panama.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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