Here are some photos of Woodpeckers from the coastal northern part of Peru. The Golden-olive Woodpecker also can be found east of the Andes. I took the pictures during a brief visit to Chaparrí last year. The Scarlet-backed Woodpecker is definitely the most spectacular of them, and also sought after during bird trips along the northern coast or Marañón Valley. The Golden-olive Woodpecker can be confused with the endemic Black-necked Woodpecker. However, the Black-necked Woodpecker can be identified by the barred upperpart (see next post, Woodpecker II). According to Birds of Peru (Schulenberg et al.) there is little distributional overlap between Black-necked & Golden-olive Woodpecker.