The chestnut woodpecker is a resident breeding bird in South America from Colombia, Venezuela and the Guianas south to Ecuador, Bolivia and northern Brazil, and on Trinidad.
The habitat of this large woodpecker is forest and other closed woodland. The nest hole is in a dead tree, with the chamber floor up to 30 cm below the entrance. Three white eggs are laid.
The chestnut woodpecker is 28 cm long and weighs 127g. It is a rich unbarred chestnut brown with a yellow rump and.. more