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Picumnus aurifrons

Bar-breasted Piculet

  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Picidae

Authors: Sedgwick, Carolyn W.

Picumnus aurifrons

Cláudia, Mato Grosso, Brazil; 21 November 2014 © Joao Quental

Bar-breasted Piculets inhabit humid forests, including terra firme and várzea , and prefer edges, second growth, and clearings. These yellowish green piculets have horizontal barring on the chest and vertical streaking on the belly. Several different subspecies exist throughout their large range. Unfortunately, very little is known about their life history and basic ecology.

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Recommended Citation

Sedgwick, Carolyn W.. 2011. Bar-breasted Piculet (Picumnus aurifrons), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map is based on the maps available from the NatureServe InfoNatura website. The data for these maps are provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.

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