Yellow-eared woodpecker

The yellow-eared woodpecker (Veniliornis maculifrons) is a species of bird in the family Picidae. It is endemic to humid Atlantic Forest in eastern Brazil. Its common name refers to the yellow nape of both sexes - a feature not shared by any other Veniliornis in its range.

Yellow-eared woodpecker
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A male photographed on Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Veniliornis
V. maculifrons
Binomial name
Veniliornis maculifrons
(Spix, 1824)
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  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Veniliornis maculifrons". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22681225A92898419. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22681225A92898419.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.