French: Picumne gris German: Braunrücken-Zwergspecht Spanish: Carpinterito colombiano
Closely related to P. olivaceus, and possibly conspecific. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. g. antioquensis
Chapman, 1915 – W Andes in NW Colombia, from Antioquia S, on W slope, to upper R San Juan.
P. g. granadensis
Lafresnaye, 1847 – middle and upper Cauca Valley S to upper Patía Valley, in W Colombia.
9–10 cm; 12–13 g. Male has black forehead to nape, crown feathers finely tipped yellow, rest tipped white; white lores; chestnut-brown ear-coverts sometimes with... read more
Calls infrequently, a high-pitched weak trill on one pitch.
Edges of dry to moderately humid forest, second growth, scrub and woodland, at 800–2100 m,... read more
Food and feeding
No details; presumably similar to P. olivaceus.
Season apparently Jan to about Jun. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Colombian Inter-Andean Valleys EBA. No data on numbers; uncommon.
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