Order: Piciformes | Family: Picidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonian Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Tambopata, Madre de Dios
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonian Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonian Ecuador
Status: The Little Woodpecker is fairly common in openings and second growth forest and it is known to range up to 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes. It is often found in pairs and does not venture into dense mature forests. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Carpintero Chico.
Sub-species: Little Woodpecker (Veniliornis passerinus agilis), Cabanis and Heine, 1863.
Meaning of Name: Veniliornis: Related to gender Venilia (Bonaparte, 1850) and ornis= bird. affinis: L. affinae, affine, affinis= similar, related.
- 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. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.