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Beautiful Woodpecker
Melanerpes pulcher Sclater, PL, 1870
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Order:
  Piciformes
Family:
  Picidae
Genus:
  Melanerpes

Scientific:
  Melanerpes pulcher

Citation:
  Sclater, PL, 1870

Reference:
  PZS Pt2 p.330

Protonym:
  Melanerpes pulcher

Avibase ID:
  BD195A4B4E36CBA0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/BD195A4B

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 686077

Geographic range:

  • Melanerpes pulcher: N Colombia (Magdalena Valley)
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Beautiful Woodpecker
German:
  Schmuckspecht
Danish:
  Signalspætte
Spanish:
  Carpintero lindo
Finnish:
  magdalenantikka
French:
  Pic splendide
Italian:
  Picchio magnifico
Japanese:
  utsukushimiyabigera
Japanese:
  ウツクシミヤビゲラ
Dutch:
  Prachtspecht
Norwegian:
  Praktspett
Polish:
  dzieciur zóltoglowy
Russian:
  Красивый меланерпес
Slovak:
  tesárik kolumbijský
Swedish:
  colombiaspett
Chinese:
  华美啄木鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Pic splendide ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher)
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher)
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher)
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher)
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher)
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher)
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher)
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher)
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher)
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher)
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher)
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher)
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher)
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher)
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
   Beautiful Woodpecker ( Melanerpes pulcher)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Melanerpes pulcher [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Melanerpes pulcher [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Melanerpes [chrysauchen or pulcher] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Picot de la vall de Magdalena
Danish: Signalspætte
German: Schmuckspecht
English: Beautiful Woodpecker
Spanish: Carpintero Bonito, Carpintero lindo
Spanish (Colombia): Carpintero Bonito
Spanish (Spain): Carpintero Lindo
Finnish: magdalenantikka
French: Pic de Colombie, Pic splendide
Italian: Picchio magnifico
Japanese: utsukushimiyabigera
Japanese: ウツクシミヤビゲラ
Latin: Melanerpes chrysauchen pulcher, Melanerpes pulcher
Dutch: Prachtspecht
Norwegian: Praktspett
Polish: dzieciur zóltoglowy, dzięciur żółtogłowy
Russian: Красивый меланерпес
Slovak: tesárik kolumbijský
Swedish: colombiaspett
Chinese: 华美啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 亮麗啄木

 

         

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