Family Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Least Concern

Fine-barred Piculet (Picumnus subtilis)


Taxonomy

French: Picumne de Cuzco German: Cuzcozwergspecht Spanish: Carpinterito de Cuzco
Taxonomy:

Picumnus subtilis

Stager

, 1968,

Hacienda Villacarmen, Cuzco, south-eastern Peru

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Thought possibly to be sister to P. castelnau, with which may occasionally hybridize; a possible hybrid reported from upper R Ucayali in Loreto (N Peru)#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

E Peru, in N & E Cuzco, W Madre de Dios and NW Puno, and W Brazil (Acre)#R#R.

Descriptive notes

10 cm; 10–11 g. Male has black forehead to nape, feathers of upper forehead and crown tipped orange-red, crown sides and nape spotted white; pale buff-white lores and... read more

Voice

Song is a series of typically five high pitched notes "SEE..see..see..see..see... read more

Habitat

Humid tropical forests. From lowlands to Andean foothills at 1000 m.

Food and feeding

No information.

Breeding

No definite information; season probably Apr–Jul.

Movements

Presumably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in South-east Peruvian Lowlands EBA. Rare and little known. Occurs at Amazonia Lodge. Formerly considered Near-... read more

Recommended citation

Winkler, H., Christie, D.A. & Boesman, P. (2017). Fine-barred Piculet (Picumnus subtilis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/56146 on 19 August 2017).