French: Picumne de Sclater German: Braunohr-Zwergspecht Spanish: Carpinterito ecuatoriano
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. s. parvistriatus
Chapman, 1921 – W Ecuador from Manabí S to Guayas.
P. s. sclateri
Taczanowski, 1877 – SW Ecuador (El Oro, Loja) and extreme NW Peru.
P. s. porcullae
J. Bond, 1954 – NW Peru from C Piura S to N Lambayeque.
8–9 cm; 9–12·4 g. Male has black forehead to hindneck, feathers of central forehead to about mid-crown narrowly tipped yellow, remainder tipped white; white lores... read more
High-pitched “tseee-tsuit”, also single or double “tseeet”.
Dry deciduous forest, and arid areas with cacti and low thorny scrub; also in more humid lower... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet; probably similar to that of P. olivaceus. Forages at lower levels of habitat.
Nests from Jun to Sept in Peru; in Ecuador, song Apr–Aug and family parties observed in Jul. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Uncommon in Ecuador, where occurs in Machalilla National Park. Uncommon in Peru.
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