Local subspecies: Dryocopus lineatus lineatus, distributed in northern and eastern Brazil, and neighbouring countries.
Synonyms: Picus lineatus LINNAEUS 1766;
Figure 1. Male Lineated Woodpecker, seen in a area of well preserved Cerrado with old and tall trees. The bird stayed on this spot of the tree for a minute or two. It drummed from time to time, and looked around. Sometimes, a drumming response by another Dryocopus lineatus, possibly its mate, could be heard from a distance.
The same Cerrado area was also inhabited by Campephilus melanoleucos. While the two species look similar, it is easy to tell them apart from their drumming.To top of page