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Picumnus temminckii

Ochre-collared Piculet

  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Picidae


Picumnus temminckii

Cruce Caballero Provincial Park, Misiones, Argentina; 20 August 2009 © Martjan Lammertink

Confined to the southern Atlantic Forest, the Ochre-collared Piculet is found from southeast Brazil to eastern Paraguay and extreme northeast Argentina. The upperparts are largely brown, with a prominent buff hindcollar, a black crown (with a red forehead in males), and pale underparts barred with black. Despite being reasonably common in reasonably wide variety of wooded habitats down to sea level, the Ochre-collared Piculet is a surprisingly poorly known bird. Like several other Picumnus, this species is known to interbreed with other piculets, at least occasionally, in this case with both the White-wedged Piculet (Picumnus albosquamatus) and the White-barred Piculet (Picumnus cirratus).

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Recommended Citation

. 2010. Ochre-collared Piculet (Picumnus temminckii), 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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