ⓘ Celeus (bird)

                                     

ⓘ Celeus (bird)

Celeus is a genus in the woodpecker family, Picidae, found in tropical and subtropical forests and woodlands of Central and South America. The genus contains 13 extant species. One, Kaempfers woodpecker, was believed to be extinct until a specimen was caught in 2006.

Of species in the genus are medium-sized, 19-32 cm 7.5–12.6 in length with brown woodpecker CELA elegans longest) and a weight of between 63 and 172 g. 2.2 and 6.1 oz. They have limited coloring of the plumage with the head and crest are mostly lighter. Legs, tail, tongue and beak of birds in the genus are adapted to the specialized resources necessary for survival and reproduction-for example, reproduction and large reserves of food. They are the indigenous people and do not migrate. They are mainly insectivorous, but will eat seeds and fruits. Birds are monogamous, with both sexes share a nest and care brooding. Some species nest in the community. Many live near humans, but are seen as destructive in rural areas.