Campo flicker

The campo flicker (Colaptes campestris) is a species of bird in the woodpecker family. It is found in a wide range of open and semi-open habitats in eastern Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and northeastern Argentina, with isolated populations in Amapá and southern Suriname. Though it frequently can be seen in trees or bushes, it is among the very few woodpeckers that spends a significant portion of its life on the ground. It breeds in holes in trees, termite mounds or earth banks. It is generally common and therefore considered to be of least concern by IUCN.

Campo flicker
Campo flicker (Colaptes campestris) female.JPG
the Pantanal, Brazil
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Colaptes
C. campestris
Binomial name
Colaptes campestris
(Vieillot, 1818)

The southern population has a white throat (instead of a black throat) and is sometimes considered a separate species, the pampas flicker (Colaptes campestroides).[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Colaptes campestris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013. Archived from the original on January 12, 2014.
  2. ^ Jeannine Miesle (May 11, 2017). "Campo Flickers". Archived from the original on May 13, 2017. Retrieved May 13, 2017.

Length: 11.02-12.20 in. (28-31 cm) / Weight: 0.31 lb-0.42 lb (145-192 g)

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