Birds of Venezuela BETA

    PICIFORMES: Picidae (Woodpeckers)  
Genus: Picumnus (7 species, 27 worldwide)

Piculets (genus Picumnus) are small sparrow-sized woodpeckers. Males generally have red or yellow spots on the head.


Chestnut Piculet
Chestnut Piculet (Picumnus cinnamomeus cinnamomeus)
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia  
   

Found in arid forest and desert scrub.

Golden-spangled Piculet
Golden-spangled Piculet (Picumnus exilis) Male
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   

Golden-spangled Piculet
Golden-spangled Piculet (Picumnus exilis) Female
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   

Note golden dots on the back.

Black-dotted Piculet
Black-dotted Piculet (Picumnus nigropunctatus) ENDEMIC
Tucupita, Venezuela  
   
Photograph by David Ascanio - www.abtbirds.com   © All Rights Reserved.


Olivaceous Piculet
Olivaceous Piculet (Picumnus olivaceus)
Manantiales del Campo, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

Note streaking in front.
A greyish individual, but streaking on front and range indicates Olivaceous and not Greyish.

Orinoco Piculet
Orinoco Piculet (Picumnus pumilus) Male
Mitu, Vaupes, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.

Similar to [Golden-spangled Piculet], but without any spots on back.

White-bellied Piculet
White-bellied Piculet (Picumnus spilogaster orinocensis) Vulnerable
Los Güires, Delta Amacuro state, Venezuela  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.


Scaled Piculet
Scaled Piculet (Picumnus squamulatus)
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia  
   



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