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Melanerpes candidus - White Woodpecker
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Taxonomy/Classification
Scientific Name: Melanerpes candidus
Authority: (Otto, 1796)
English Common Name: White Woodpecker
Spanish Common Name(s): Carpintero Blanco
Portuguese Common Name(s): Picapau-Branco


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Class Order Family
Aves Piciformes Picidae

Taxonomic Comments: Sometimes placed in the monotypic genus Leuconerpes.

Global Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Category: LC - Least concern  
CITES Status: None

Habitat

Population Status

Distribution Status in Latin America

Native Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay

References

  • BirdLife International. 2004. Threatened birds of the world 2004. CD ROM. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK.

  • Di Giacomo, A. S. 1996. Nuevos registros de aves uruguayas. Hornero 14:71-72.

  • Parker III, T. A., D. F. Stotz, and J. W. Fitzpatrick. 1996. Ecological and distributional databases for neotropical birds. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

  • Remsen, J. V., Jr., A. Jaramillo, M. Nores, J. F. Pacheco, M. B. Robbins, T. S. Schulenberg, F. G. Stiles, J. M. C. da Silva, D. F. Stotz, and K. J. Zimmer. Version: 21 March 2005. A classification of the bird species of South America. American Ornithologists' Union. http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.html

  • Ridgely, R. S. 2002. Distribution maps of South American birds. Unpublished.


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Overview Map
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West Caribbean Map
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East Caribbean Map
Species not known to occur in this region.

Footnote - please click for information on permanent, temporary breeding, or non-breeding distribution of birds.
NOTE: Maps for birds indicate countries where a species occurs either as a resident (permanent or temporary breeding or nonbreeding) or as a passage migrant. Not all records of vagrant or accidental occurrences in a country are included in the database.

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Range Map
Note: Range depicted for New World only. The scale of the maps may cause narrow coastal ranges or ranges on small islands not to appear. Not all vagrant occurrences are depicted. For migratory birds, some individuals occur outside of the passage migrant range depicted. A shapefile of this map is available for download at www.natureserve.org/getData/animalData.jsp.


Range Map Compilers: NatureServe, 2002; WWF-US, 2000

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