French: Picumne de Cayenne German: Däumlingsspecht Spanish: Carpinterito de Guayana
Other common names: Guianan Piculet
Sometimes considered to include race pallidus of P. spilogaster. Monotypic.
9–10 cm; 11–16 g. Male has top of head black, crown with broad red feather tips forming solid patch, rest spotted white; buff-white lores, short white line behind... read more
Series of c. 14 thin notes, “it-it-it-it...”, or “kee kee kee”, reminiscent of Old World ... read more
Wide variety of habitats, including secondary forest, plantations, mangroves, riverine and lakeside... read more
Food and feeding
Ants and small beetles (Bostrichidae) recorded as forming part of diet. Forages in shrubs and trees in manner of a tit (Paridae), hanging... read more
Season Mar–Dec. Nest-hole excavated mostly by male, high up (e.g. 8 m) in tree; during breeding, other birds, even bigger ones, are... read more
Status and conservation
NEAR THREATENED. Endemic to coastal Surinam, where it is considered common. No details available on population sizes. Based on a model of future deforestation in the Amazon... read more
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