Handsome woodpecker found only in the Peruvian Andes. Solid black throat and heavily barred upperparts separate it from the otherwise similar Golden-olive Woodpecker. Male has entirely red crown and mustache; female has red only on hind crown. Found in a variety of habitats, but most common in arid areas with tall columnar cacti; avoids dense forest. Vocalizations include drawn-out whinnies and single “pew” notes.