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Genus: Piculus

[edit] Description

A genus of Woodpeckers from South America with some species found though Central America to Mexico.
They share several characters: rufous underwings, Dryocopus-like crest, yellow "bridal" mark on face and raspy voice with no rapid rattle.

[edit] Taxonomy

Piculus is a genus in the Family Picidae.
Golden-olive Woodpecker, Gray-crowned Woodpecker, and Crimson-mantled Woodpecker have been transferred to genus Colaptes due to molecular data.

Genus Piculus viewedit
P. simplex Rufous-winged Woodpecker
P. callopterus Stripe-cheeked Woodpecker
P. leucolaemus White-throated Woodpecker
P. litae Lita Woodpecker
P. flavigula Yellow-throated Woodpecker
P. chrysochloros Golden-green Woodpecker
P. aurulentus White-browed Woodpecker


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