Birds of Brazil

    PICIFORMES: Picidae (Woodpeckers)  
Genus: Picumnus (15 species, 27 worldwide)

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


White-wedged Piculet
White-wedged Piculet (Picumnus albosquamatus) Male
Botanical Gardens of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Rodrigo Conte   © All Rights Reserved.

White-wedged Piculet
White-wedged Piculet (Picumnus albosquamatus albosquamatus) Female
Botanical Gardens, Santa Cruz, Bolivia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Bar-breasted Piculet
Bar-breasted Piculet (Picumnus aurifrons)
Sao Jose Do Rio Claro, Mato Grosso, Brazil
  Note horizontal barring on chest, and vertical streaking below.
   
Photograph by Dave Curtis     Copyright and usage info


White-barred Piculet
White-barred Piculet (Picumnus cirratus) Male
REGUA, Cachoeiras de Macacu, RJ, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

White-barred Piculet
White-barred Piculet (Picumnus cirratus cirratus) Female
REGUA, Cachoeiras de Macacu, RJ, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Also found in south Atlantic rainforest near Rio and Sao Paulo (map to be updated shortly).

Golden-spangled Piculet
Golden-spangled Piculet (Picumnus exilis) Male
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Golden-spangled Piculet
Golden-spangled Piculet (Picumnus exilis) Female
Inírida, Guainía, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Note golden dots on the back.

Tawny Piculet
Tawny Piculet (Picumnus fulvescens) Female Near Threatened ENDEMIC
Fazenda Pedra D'Anta, Pernambuco state, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Tropical Birding (Nick Athanas)   © All Rights Reserved.


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Rusty-necked Piculet (Picumnus fuscus)
   



Lafresnaye's Piculet
Lafresnaye's Piculet (Picumnus lafresnayi lafresnayi) Male
Reserva Natural Escondite, Putumayo, Colombia
  Female similar but without red on head.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Ochraceous Piculet
Ochraceous Piculet (Picumnus limae) Female ENDEMIC
 
   
Photograph by Marco Cruz   © All Rights Reserved.


Mottled Piculet
Mottled Piculet (Picumnus nebulosus) Near Threatened
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Cláudio D. Timm     Copyright and usage info

Mottled.

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.

Spotted Piculet
Spotted Piculet (Picumnus pygmaeus) ENDEMIC
Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil  
   
Photograph by João Sérgio Barros F. de Souza   © All Rights Reserved.


Rufous-breasted Piculet
Rufous-breasted Piculet (Picumnus rufiventris)
Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Stephen J. Davies   © All Rights Reserved.


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.


Ochre-collared Piculet
Ochre-collared Piculet (Picumnus temminckii) Male
Iguazu National Park, Argentina  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


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Varzea Piculet (Picumnus varzeae) Endangered ENDEMIC
   




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