White-wedged Piculet (Picumnus albosquamatus)

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Southern Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Southern Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Southern Brazil

Identification & Behavior: ~9.5 cm (3.7 in). The White-wedged Piculet has grayish upperparts and evenly scalloped underparts. Male and females have black top of the head with white spots, but only males have a ruby-red forehead. It resembles Ocellated Piculet, but it is distinguished the evenly scalloped underparts.

Status: The status of White-wedged Piculet in Peru is not well known. It is only known from a few sightings and a specimen collected in Pampa Juliaca, in Pampas del Heath in extreme southeast Peru. It also occurs in Bo and Br.

Name in Spanish: Carpinterito Escamado.

Sub-species: White-wedged Piculet (Picumnus albosquamatus albosquamatus), d’Orbigny 1840.

Meaning of Name: Picumnus: Fr. Picumne, Piculet= little woodpecker. albosquamatus: L. albus= white, and esquamatus= with scales, scaled.

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Distribution Map


    • 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.