Family Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Least Concern

Rusty-necked Piculet (Picumnus fuscus)


Taxonomy

French: Picumne à nuque rousse German: Rostnacken-Zwergspecht Spanish: Carpinterito cuellirrufo
Taxonomy:

Picumnus fuscus

Pelzeln

, 1870,

Rio Guaporé, Mato Grosso, Brazil

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Although generally considered to be related to the group formed by P. cirratus, P. dorbignyanus and P. temminckii, or to P. rufiventris, may possibly be closer to P. aurifrons or P. exilis. Monotypic.

Distribution:

R Guaporé drainage in NE Bolivia (Beni) and WC Brazil (extreme W Mato Grosso).

Descriptive notes

10 cm. Distinctive piculet with unique head pattern. Male has top of head blackish, feathers of hindcrown broadly tipped reddish-orange; buffish lores, sides of lower... read more

Voice

Not documented.

Habitat

Lowland riverine forest (várzea).

Food and feeding

Not documented.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Presumably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. No details on numbers; possibly not uncommon, but is restricted to a particular habitat type (várzea)... read more

Recommended citation

Winkler, H. & Christie, D.A. (2017). Rusty-necked Piculet (Picumnus fuscus). 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/56140 on 25 May 2017).