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Genus: ''Picumnus'' Genus: ''Picumnus''
==Description== ==Description==
- +27 species of Piculets from [[South America]] (one from [[Asia]]). They are very small Woodpeckers.<br />
 +Compared to other woodpeckers their tail which has short and only shlightly pointed feathers.
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
-''Picumnus'' is a genus in the Family [[:Category:Picidae|Picidae]].+''Picumnus'' is a genus in the Family [[:Category:Picidae|Picidae]].<br />
 +Recent studies confirmed that the [[Speckled Piculet]] from Asia belongs to this genus.
{{Nav-Picumnus}} {{Nav-Picumnus}}
[[Category:Picidae]] [[Category:Picidae]]

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Genus: Picumnus

[edit] Description

27 species of Piculets from South America (one from Asia). They are very small Woodpeckers.
Compared to other woodpeckers their tail which has short and only shlightly pointed feathers.

[edit] Taxonomy

Picumnus is a genus in the Family Picidae.
Recent studies confirmed that the Speckled Piculet from Asia belongs to this genus.

Genus Picumnus viewedit
P. innominatus Speckled Piculet
P. aurifrons Bar-breasted Piculet
P. pumilus Orinoco Piculet
P. lafresnayi Lafresnaye's Piculet
P. exilis Golden-spangled Piculet
P. sclateri Ecuadorian Piculet
P. squamulatus Scaled Piculet
P. spilogaster White-bellied Piculet
P. minutissimus Arrowhead Piculet
P. pygmaeus Spotted Piculet
P. steindachneri Speckle-chested Piculet
P. varzeae Varzea Piculet
P. cirratus White-barred Piculet
P. dorbignyanus Ocellated Piculet
P. temminckii Ochre-collared Piculet
P. albosquamatus White-wedged Piculet
P. fuscus Rusty-necked Piculet
P. rufiventris Rufous-breasted Piculet
P. fulvescens Tawny Piculet
P. limae Ochraceous Piculet
P. nebulosus Mottled Piculet
P. castelnau Plain-breasted Piculet
P. subtilis Fine-barred Piculet
P. olivaceus Olivaceous Piculet
P. granadensis Grayish Piculet
P. cinnamomeus Chestnut Piculet

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and J Sargatal, eds. 2002. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 7: Jacamars to Woodpeckers. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334375


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