The green-barred woodpecker (Colaptes melanochloros) is a species of bird in the Picidae family. The scientific namemelanochloros derives from the Greek melanos, meaning “black”, and chloros, “pale green”, the principal colors of this bird. The golden-breasted woodpecker is sometimes included here as the southern group of subspecies and sometimes treated as a distinct species, C. melanolaimus.
C. melanochloros (including the golden-breasted woodpecker) is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. source