[order] PICIFORMES | [family] Picidae | [latin] Piculus rubiginosus | [UK] Golden-olive Woodpecker | [FR] Pic or-olive | [DE] Olivmantel-Specht | [ES] Carpintero Dorado Olivo | [NL] Olijfrugspecht
|Genus||Species||subspecies||Breeding Range||Breeding Range 2||Non Breeding Range|
|Colaptes||rubiginosus||LA||Mexico to Guyana, nw Peru and nw Argentina|
|Colaptes||rubiginosus||buenavistae||e Colombia and e Ecuador|
|Colaptes||rubiginosus||canipileus||c and se Bolivia|
|Colaptes||rubiginosus||coloratus||se Ecuador to nc Peru|
|Colaptes||rubiginosus||deltanus||Delta Amacuro (ne Venezuela)|
|Colaptes||rubiginosus||guianae||e Venezuela and w Guyana|
|Colaptes||rubiginosus||gularis||c and w Colombia|
|Colaptes||rubiginosus||nigriceps||s Guyana and s Suriname|
|Colaptes||rubiginosus||rubiginosus||nc and ne Venezuela|
|Colaptes||rubiginosus||rubripileus||sw Colombia, w Ecuador and nw Peru|
|Colaptes||rubiginosus||tucumanus||s Bolivia and nw Argentina|
|Colaptes||rubiginosus||viridissimus||tepuis of se Venezuela|
|Colaptes||rubiginosus||yucatanensis||s Mexico to w Panama|
Adults have mainly golden olive upperparts with some barring on the tail. The forecrown is grey, and the hindcrown red. The face is yellowish-white, while the underparts are barred black and yellowish. The bill is black. Adult males have a red moustachial stripe which is lacking in the female. Wings golden olive with dull black primaries
Listen to the sound of Golden-olive Woodpecker
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Latin America : Mexico to Guyana, Northwest Peru and Northwest Argentina
Inhabits a wide variety of habitats from very moist to dry forests and more open woodland. Mostly found in riverine mountanous areas.
Nest is an excavated hole in a dead Two or three white eggs are laid in a nest hole in a dead or live tree, 1-18 meter up. Clutch size is 2-4 eggs, incubated by both sexes in long sessions each. The young are fed by regurgitation during long intervals, mostly by male. Young fledge after about 24 days.
Golden-olive Woodpeckers mainly eat insects, including ants, ermites and beetle larvae which are caught by wood boring and some fruit and berries. Forages often single but sometimes in pairs in the subcanopy of tall forest, most often seen in open spaces. Does not descent to ground.
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Sedentary throughout range.