Chilean Flicker / Colaptes pitius

Chilean Flicker / Colaptes pitius

Chilean Flicker

SCI Name:  Colaptes pitius
Protonym:  Picus Pitius SaggioStoriaNat.Chile p.343
Taxonomy:  Piciformes / Picidae /
Taxonomy Code:  chifli1
Type Locality:  Chile.
Publish Year:  1782
IUCN Status:  


(Picidae; Ϯ Yellow-shafted Flicker C. auratus) Gr. κολαπτης kolaptēs  chiseller  < κολαπτω kolaptō  to chisel, to peck, to strike; "The former group, or the Linnean Pici, it may be again observed, include some species where the bill loses the straight and angulated form, and becomes curved and compressed. These birds, of which the Picus auratus of Linnæus is the representative §, exhibit in this particular an evident approximation to the true Creepers   ...   § This group forms the genus Colaptes of Mr. Swainson." (Vigors 1825); "Colaptes Vigors, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 14, pt. 3, 1826, p. 457, note.  Type, by original designation, Cuculus auratus Linné." (Peters, 1948, VI, p. 100).  
Synon. Chrysopicus, Chrysoptilus, Craugus, Geopicos, Malherbipicus, Nesoceleus, Pediopipo, Pituipicus, Soroplex, Theiopicus, Tridactylocolaptes.

pitiguus / pitius
Araucano onomatopoeic name Pitíu (also Pitigüe or Pütriu) for the Chilean Flicker (Colaptes).