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Grey crowned woodpecker

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Piciformes
Genus  Colaptes
Higher classification  Flickers
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Picidae
Scientific name  Colaptes auricularis
Rank  Species
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Similar  Melancholy woodpecker, Black‑dotted piculet, Grey‑breasted woodpecker, Chocó woodpecker, Mombasa woodpecker

The grey-crowned woodpecker (Colaptes auricularis) is a bird species in the woodpecker family (Picidae). It was formerly placed in the genus Piculus (Benz et al., 2006). The scientific name auricularis means "eared", an appearance created by the confluent, fine patterning of the species' head.

It is endemic to Mexico. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

References

Grey-crowned woodpecker Wikipedia


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