Ocellated Piculet (Picumnus dorbignyanus)

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

Age: Adult \ Sex: Female \ Loc. Oxapampa, Pasco

Age: Adult \ Sex: Female \ Loc. Aguas Calientes, Cusco

Age: Adult \ Sex: Male \ Loc. Aguas Calientes, Cusco

Age: Adult \ Sex: Female and Male \ Loc. Aguas Calientes, Cusco

Identification & Behavior: ~9.5 cm (3.7 in). The Ocellated Piculet has grayish-brown upperparts. The underparts are whitish with scaling on the throat and upper breast that grades to sparse spots on the rest of the underparts. It has faint barring on the flanks. It resembles the Speckle-breasted Piculet, but are not known to overlap.

Status: The Ocellated Piculet is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes of central and southern Peru. It is known at elevation raging between 800 – 2400 m.  It also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Carpinterito Ocelado.

Sub-species: Ocellated Piculet (Picumnus dorbignyanus jelskii), Taczanowski 1882.

Meaning of Name: Picumnus: Fr. Picumne, Piculet= little woodpecker. dorbignyanus: After Alcide Dessalines D’Orgbigny, French naturalist and explorer in Tropical America.

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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.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.