Family Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Endangered

Speckle-chested Piculet (Picumnus steindachneri)


Taxonomy

French: Picumne perlé German: Perlenbrust-Zwergspecht Spanish: Carpinterito perlado
Taxonomy:

Picumnus steindachneri

Taczanowski

, 1882,

Chirimoto, Peru

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Andes of NW Peru in SE Amazonas and NW San Martín (region of R Huallaga and its tributaries).

Descriptive notes

10 cm; 9–11 g. Very distinctive piculet. Male has top of head black, feathers of forecrown broadly tipped red, rest of crown and hindneck spotted white; creamy lores... read more

Voice

High-pitched trill, lasting several seconds; fledged young beg noisily.

Habitat

Inhabits humid tropical and subtropical montane forest with many epiphytes and tall second growth;... read more

Food and feeding

No data available on diet. Forages singly, in pairs or in small family groups; also joins mixed-species flocks, moving with them through... read more

Breeding

No information available.

Movements

Resident.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Ecuador-Peru East Andes EBA. Tiny range covers c. 7100 km² in central Huallaga valley and very locally in Utcubamba... read more

Recommended citation

Winkler, H., Christie, D.A. & Sharpe, C.J. (2017). Speckle-chested Piculet (Picumnus steindachneri). 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/56134 on 25 May 2017).