Group DescriptionThis site is dedicated in tribute to the remarkable, large woodpeckers within the genus Campephilus. I find these birds to be fantastic, splendid and highly unusual. Here's a place where we can collect as many of them together as possible!
Be sure to see the related blog entitled Campephilus Woodpeckers: Resources on a Remarkable Genus of Birds here.
The 11 Species* of Campephilus Woodpeckers
Cream-backed Woodpecker (Campephilus leucopogon)
Crimson-bellied Woodpecker (Campephilus heamatogaster)
Crimson-crested Woodpecker (Campephilus melanoleucos)
Cuban Ivory-billed Woodpecker* (Campephilus principalis bairdii)
Guayaquil Woodpecker (Campephilus gayaquilensis)
Imperial Woodpecker (Campephilus imperialis)
Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis)
Magellanic Woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus)
Pale-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus guatemalensis)
Powerful Woodpecker (Campephilus pollens)
Red-necked Woodpecker (Campephilus rubricollis)
Robust Woodpecker (Campephilus robustus)
Each species is represented in the photo montage below this note, alphabetical by species, starting top left to right, and then bottom left to right. *Some scientists consider the Cuban Ivory-billed as a separate species from the US Ivory-billed.
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Campephilus means "lover of grubs" because these birds eat larvae of wood-boring beetles. See Wikipedia's entry on these birds here for more information.
There are several Campephilus videos available on The Internet Bird Collection. Note, that you will need to select search for specific scientific name & genus & use "campephilus" as your key word.
Many Campephilus songs and sounds can be found in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Macaulay Library. Be sure to search for "campehilus." Another excellent resource for many more sound files is the xeno-canto America, Bird Songs from the Americas site.
And here's a link to a very interesting article about "the relationships among...ivory-billed woodpeckers...and other woodpeckers classified in the same genus, Campephilus."
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