Fine-barred Piculet (Picumnus subtilis)

Order: Piciformes | Family: Picidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Southeast Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Southeast Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Acre, Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Southeast Peru

Identification & Behavior: ~9.5 cm (3.7 in). The Fine-barred Piculet has yellowish brown upperparts. The underparts are pale gray with fine dusky barring. Male and females have dusky top of the head with white spots, but only males have an orange cap. It resembles Bar-breasted Piculet but is distinguished by faintly barred underparts. Its range does not overlap with that of the similar Plain-breasted Piculet.

Status: The Fine-barred Piculet is fairly commons in the foothill of the Andes in Southeast Peru where it ranges at elevations between 450 – 1100 m. It also occurs in Br.

Name in Spanish: Carpinterito de Barras Finas.

Sub-species: Fine-barred Piculet (Picumnus subtilis), Stager 1968.

Meaning of Name: Picumnus: Fr. Picumne, Piculet= little woodpecker. subtilis: L. unadorned, simple..

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Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 01/01/2015.