Birds of Guyana

    PICIFORMES: Picidae (Woodpeckers)  
Genus: Veniliornis (3 species, 14 worldwide)

Golden-collared Woodpecker
Golden-collared Woodpecker (Veniliornis cassini)
Manaus, Brazil  
Photograph by Anselmo d'Affonseca   © All Rights Reserved.

Little Woodpecker
Little Woodpecker (Veniliornis passerinus) Male
Waqanki Lodge, San Martín, Peru  
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Little Woodpecker
Little Woodpecker (Veniliornis passerinus passerinus) Female
French Guiana  
Photograph by Michel GIRAUD-AUDINE   © All Rights Reserved.

Quite a bit larger than the tiny piculets, but smaller than other woodpeckers. Prefers forest edges or secondary forest.

Blood-colored Woodpecker
Blood-colored Woodpecker (Veniliornis sanguineus)
Abary River, Guyana  
Photograph by Mikael Bauer   © All Rights Reserved.

Typical small thin 'veniliornis' woodpecker, except for the blood color, and only found in the three Guianas.

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