ⓘ Veniliornis

                                     

ⓘ Veniliornis

Veniliornis is a genus of birds in the woodpecker family Picidae. They are native to Central and South America.

The family was represented by the French ornithologist Charles Lucien Bonaparte in 1854. Species were subsequently assigned to the blood-colored woodpecker Veniliornis sanguineus English zoologist George Robert gray in 1855. The word Veniliornis combines the name of the deity Venilia Roman with the Greek word ornis meaning bird.

The genus contains the following 14 types:

  • Little woodpecker, Veniliornis passerinus.
  • Yellow-vented woodpecker, Veniliornis dignus.
  • Dot-fronted woodpecker, Veniliornis frontalis.
  • Golden-collared woodpecker, Veniliornis cassini.
  • Bar-bellied woodpecker, Veniliornis nigriceps.
  • Striped woodpecker, Veniliornis lignarius – formerly in Picoides.
  • Red-stained woodpecker, Veniliornis affinis.
  • Yellow-eared woodpecker, Veniliornis maculifrons.
  • Checkered woodpecker, Veniliornis mixtus – formerly in Picoides.
  • Scarlet-backed woodpecker, Veniliornis callonotus.
  • White-spotted woodpecker, Veniliornis spilogaster.
  • Blood-colored woodpecker, Veniliornis sanguineus.
  • Choco woodpecker, Veniliornis chocoensis.
  • Red-rumped woodpecker, Veniliornis kirkii.