Picidae (woodpeckers, wrynecks…)

Under construction

Number of genera: 39
Number of species: 237
Number of species completed: 10
In French: page des pics, torcols en Français

SF Jynginae:


Genus Jynx – 2 species
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
Red-throated Wryneck / Rufous-necked Wryneck Jynx ruficollis

SF Picumninae:


Genus Vivia – 1 species
Speckled Piculet Vivia innominata


Genus Picumnus – 25 species
Tawny Piculet Picumnus fulvescens
Ochraceous Piculet Picumnus limae
Mottled Piculet Picumnus nebulosus
Varzea Piculet Picumnus varzeae
Spotted Piculet Picumnus pygmaeus
White-bellied Piculet Picumnus spilogaster
Arrowhead Piculet Picumnus minutissimus
Ochre-collared Piculet Picumnus temminckii
Speckle-chested Piculet Picumnus steindachneri
White-wedged Piculet Picumnus albosquamatus
Ocellated Piculet Picumnus dorbignyanus
White-barred Piculet Picumnus cirratus
Plain-breasted Piculet Picumnus castelnau
Fine-barred Piculet Picumnus subtilis
Rufous-breasted Piculet Picumnus rufiventris
Scaled Piculet Picumnus squamulatus
Golden-spangled Piculet Picumnus exilis
Lafresnaye’s Piculet Picumnus lafresnayi
Orinoco Piculet Picumnus pumilus
Bar-breasted Piculet Picumnus aurifrons
Rusty-necked Piculet Picumnus fuscus
Ecuadorian Piculet Picumnus sclateri
Olivaceous Piculet Picumnus olivaceus
Greyish Piculet Picumnus granadensis
Chestnut Piculet Picumnus cinnamomeus

SF Sasiinae:


Genus Verreauxia – 1 species
African Piculet Verreauxia africana


Genus Sasia – 2 species
Rufous Piculet Sasia abnormis
White-browed Piculet Sasia ochracea

SF Picinae:

Tribu Nesoctitini:


Genus Nesoctites – 1 species
Antillean Piculet Nesoctites micromegas

Tribu Hemicircini:


Genus Hemicircus – 2 species
Heart-spotted Woodpecker Hemicircus canente
Grey-and-buff Woodpecker Hemicircus concretus

Tribu Chrysocolaptini:


Genus Blythipicus – 2 species
Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis
Maroon Woodpecker Blythipicus rubiginosus


Genus Reinwardtipicus – 1 species
Orange-backed Woodpecker Reinwardtipicus validus


Genus Chrysocolaptes – 8 species
White-naped Flameback / White-naped Woodpecker Chrysocolaptes festivus
Crimson-backed Flameback Chrysocolaptes stricklandi
Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus
Javan Flameback Chrysocolaptes strictus
Yellow-faced Flameback Chrysocolaptes xanthocephalus
Luzon Flameback Chrysocolaptes haematribon
Buff-spotted Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus
Red-headed Flameback Chrysocolaptes erythrocephalus

Tribu Campephilini:


Genus Campephilus – 12 species
Crimson-bellied Woodpecker Campephilus haematogaster
American Ivory-billed Woodpecker Campephilus principalis
Imperial Woodpecker Campephilus imperialis
Cuban Ivory-billed Woodpecker Campephilus bairdii
Magellanic Woodpecker Campephilus magellanicus
Red-necked Woodpecker Campephilus rubricollis
Cream-backed Woodpecker Campephilus leucopogon
Robust Woodpecker Campephilus robustus
Powerful Woodpecker Campephilus pollens
Crimson-crested Woodpecker Campephilus melanoleucos
Pale-billed Woodpecker Campephilus guatemalensis
Guayaquil Woodpecker Campephilus gayaquilensis

Tribu Picini:


Genus Micropternus – 1 species
Rufous Woodpecker Micropternus brachyurus


Genus Meiglyptes – 3 species
Buff-rumped Woodpecker Meiglyptes tristis
Black-and-buff Woodpecker Meiglyptes jugularis
Buff-necked Woodpecker Meiglyptes tukki


Genus Chloropicoides – 1 species
Olive-backed Woodpecker Chloropicoides rafflesii


Genus Gecinulus – 2 species
Pale-headed Woodpecker Gecinulus grantia
Bamboo Woodpecker Gecinulus viridis


Genus Dinopium – 5 species
* Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense
* Lesser Sri Lanka Flameback Dinopium psarodes
Himalayan Flameback Dinopium shorii
Common Flameback Dinopium javanense
Spot-throated Flameback Dinopium everetti


Genus Chrysophlegma – 3 species
Banded Woodpecker Chrysophlegma miniaceum
Checker-throated Woodpecker Chrysophlegma mentale
Greater Yellownape Chrysophlegma flavinucha


Genus Picus – 13 species
Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus
Crimson-winged Woodpecker Picus puniceus
Japanese Green Woodpecker Picus awokera
Black-headed Woodpecker Picus erythropygius
Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus
Levaillant’s Woodpecker Picus vaillantii
European Green-Woodpecker Picus viridis
Iberian Green-Woodpecker Picus sharpei
Scaly-bellied Woodpecker Picus squamatus
Streak-throated Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus
Red-collared Woodpecker Picus rabieri
Streak-breasted Woodpecker Picus viridanus
Laced Woodpecker Picus vittatus


Genus Geocolaptes – 14 species
Buff-spotted Woodpecker Geocolaptes nivosa
Brown-eared Woodpecker Geocolaptes caroli
Ground Woodpecker Geocolaptes olivaceus
Green-backed Woodpecker Geocolaptes cailliautii
Little Green Woodpecker Geocolaptes maculosa
Tullberg’s Woodpecker Geocolaptes tullbergi
Fine-banded Woodpecker Geocolaptes taeniolaema
* Nubian Woodpecker Campethera nubica
Fine-spotted Woodpecker Geocolaptes punctuligera
Bennett’s Woodpecker Geocolaptes bennettii
Speckle-throated Woodpecker Geocolaptes scriptoricauda
Knysna Woodpecker Geocolaptes notata
Golden-tailed Woodpecker Geocolaptes abingoni
Mombasa Woodpecker Geocolaptes mombassica


Genus Hylatomus – 3 species
Pileated Woodpecker Hylatomus pileatus
Lineated Woodpecker Hylatomus lineatus
Black-bodied Woodpecker Hylatomus schulzii


Genus Dryocopus – 3 species
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius
White-bellied Woodpecker Dryocopus javensis
Andaman Woodpecker Dryocopus hodgei


Genus Mulleripicus – 4 species
Sooty Woodpecker / Southern Sooty-Woodpecker Mulleripicus fuliginosus
Funereal Woodpecker / Northern Sooty-Woodpecker Mulleripicus funebris
Great Slaty Woodpecker Mulleripicus pulverulentus
Ashy Woodpecker Mulleripicus fulvus


Genus Celeus – 13 species
Cinnamon Woodpecker Celeus loricatus
Ringed Woodpecker Celeus torquatus
Ochre-backed Woodpecker Celeus ochraceus
Blond-crested Woodpecker Celeus flavescens
Chestnut Woodpecker Celeus elegans
Pale-crested Woodpecker Celeus lugubris
Helmeted Woodpecker Celeus galeatus
Chestnut-coloured Woodpecker Celeus castaneus
Scale-breasted Woodpecker / Scaly-breasted Woodpecker Celeus grammicus
Waved Woodpecker Celeus undatus
Cream-coloured Woodpecker Celeus flavus
Rufous-headed Woodpecker Celeus spectabilis
Kaempfer’s Woodpecker Celeus obrieni


Genus Piculus – 7 species
White-browed Woodpecker / Yellow-browed Woodpecker Piculus aurulentus
Golden-green Woodpecker Piculus chrysochloros
Yellow-throated Woodpecker Piculus flavigula
Lita Woodpecker Piculus litae
White-throated Woodpecker Piculus leucolaemus
Rufous-winged Woodpecker Piculus simplex
Stripe-cheeked Woodpecker Piculus callopterus


Genus Colaptes – 13 species
Fernandina’s Flicker Colaptes fernandinae
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
Gilded Flicker Colaptes chrysoides
Crimson-mantled Woodpecker Colaptes rivolii
Green-barred Woodpecker Colaptes melanochloros
Andean Flicker Colaptes rupicola
Chilean Flicker Colaptes pitius
Spot-breasted Woodpecker Colaptes punctigula
Campo Flicker Colaptes campestris
Grey-crowned Woodpecker Colaptes auricularis
Bronze-winged Woodpecker Colaptes yucatanensis
Golden-olive Woodpecker Colaptes rubiginosus
Black-necked Woodpecker Colaptes atricollis

Tribu Melanerpini:


Genus Chryserpes – 1 species
Hispaniolan Woodpecker Chryserpes striatus


Genus Sphyrapicus – 4 species
Williamson’s Sapsucker Sphyrapicus thyroideus
Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
Red-naped Sapsucker Sphyrapicus nuchalis


Genus Xiphidiopicus – 1 species
Cuban Green Woodpecker Xiphidiopicus percussus


Genus Melanerpes – 7 species
Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
White Woodpecker Melanerpes candidus
White-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes cactorum
Lewis’s Woodpecker Melanerpes lewis
Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Puerto Rican Woodpecker Melanerpes portoricensis
Guadeloupe Woodpecker Melanerpes herminieri


Genus Centurus – 16 species
Grey-breasted Woodpecker Centurus hypopolius
Yellow-tufted Woodpecker Centurus cruentatus
Yellow-fronted Woodpecker Centurus flavifrons
Black-cheeked Woodpecker Centurus pucherani
Golden-naped Woodpecker Centurus chrysauchen
Beautiful Woodpecker Centurus pulcher
Golden-cheeked Woodpecker Centurus chrysogenys
Yucatan Woodpecker Centurus pygmaeus
Hoffmann’s Woodpecker Centurus hoffmannii
* Red-crowned Woodpecker Melanerpes rubricapillus
Gila Woodpecker Centurus uropygialis
West Indian Woodpecker Centurus superciliaris
Jamaican Woodpecker Centurus radiolatus
Velasquez’s Woodpecker Centurus santacruzi
Red-bellied Woodpecker Centurus carolinus
Golden-fronted Woodpecker Centurus aurifrons

Tribu Picoidini:


Genus Picoides – 3 species
Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus
Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus
American Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides dorsalis


Genus Yungipicus – 7 species
Sulawesi Woodpecker Yungipicus temminckii
Sulu Woodpecker Yungipicus ramsayi
Japanese Woodpecker Yungipicus kizuki
Brown-capped Woodpecker Yungipicus nanus
Grey-capped Woodpecker Yungipicus canicapillus
* Sunda Woodpecker Yungipicus moluccensis
* Philippine Pygmy Woodpecker Yungipicus maculatus


Genus Dendrocoptes – 3 species
* Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocoptes medius
Arabian Woodpecker Dendrocoptes dorae
Brown-fronted Woodpecker Dendrocoptes auriceps


Genus Leiopicus – 1 species
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Leiopicus mahrattensis


Genus Chloropicus – 15 species
Bearded Woodpecker Chloropicus namaquus
Fire-bellied Woodpecker Chloropicus pyrrhogaster
Yellow-crested Woodpecker / Golden-crowned Woodpecker Chloropicus xantholophus
Brown-backed Woodpecker Chloropicus obsoletus
Stierling’s Woodpecker Chloropicus stierlingi
African Grey-Woodpecker Chloropicus goertae
Eastern Grey-Woodpecker / Mountain Gray Woodpecker Chloropicus spodocephalus
Olive Woodpecker Chloropicus griseocephalus
Abyssinian Woodpecker Chloropicus abyssinicus
Little Grey Woodpecker Chloropicus elachus
Cardinal Woodpecker Chloropicus fuscescens
Speckle-breasted Woodpecker Chloropicus poecilolaemus
Elliot’s Woodpecker Chloropicus elliotii
Melancholy Woodpecker Chloropicus lugubris
Gabon Woodpecker Chloropicus gabonensis


Genus Dendrocopos – 12 species
Rufous-bellied Woodpecker Dendrocopos hyperythrus
Stripe-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos atratus
Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos macei
Freckle-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos analis
White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos
Okinawa Woodpecker Dendrocopos noguchii
Darjeeling Woodpecker Dendrocopos darjellensis
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus
Sind Woodpecker Dendrocopos assimilis
Himalayan Woodpecker Dendrocopos himalayensis
* Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
White-winged Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucopterus


Genus Dryobates – 5 species
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dryobates minor
Crimson-breasted Woodpecker Dryobates cathpharius
* Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens
Nuttall’s Woodpecker Dryobates nuttallii
Ladder-backed Woodpecker Dryobates scalaris


Genus Leuconotopicus – 6 species
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Leuconotopicus borealis
Smoky-brown Woodpecker Leuconotopicus fumigatus
White-headed Woodpecker Leuconotopicus albolarvatus
* Hairy Woodpecker Leuconotopicus villosus
Arizona Woodpecker Leuconotopicus arizonae
Strickland’s Woodpecker Leuconotopicus stricklandi


Genus Veniliornis – 14 species
Choco Woodpecker Veniliornis chocoensis
Red-rumped Woodpecker Veniliornis kirkii
Golden-collared Woodpecker Veniliornis cassini
White-spotted Woodpecker Veniliornis spilogaster
Checkered Woodpecker Veniliornis mixtus
Striped Woodpecker Veniliornis lignarius
Blood-coloured Woodpecker Veniliornis sanguineus
Little Woodpecker Veniliornis passerinus
Dot-fronted Woodpecker Veniliornis frontalis
Yellow-vented Woodpecker Veniliornis dignus
Scarlet-backed Woodpecker Veniliornis callonotus
Bar-bellied Woodpecker Veniliornis nigriceps
Red-stained Woodpecker Veniliornis affinis
Yellow-eared Woodpecker Veniliornis maculifrons

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SP # 122 02/05/18 Dinopium benghalense   S
Black-rumped Flameback (constr.) – – – Pic du Bengal ( full )

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