Ocellated Piculet Picumnus dorbignyanus

  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Picidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Schulenberg, Thomas S. and Carolyn W. Sedgwick


Conservation Status

The Ocellated Piculet has a broad geographic distribution. The population trend has not been quantified, but is believed to be stable. Consequently, the IUCN Red List status for Ocellated Piculet is as a species of Least Concern (BirdLife International 2012).

The relative abundance of Ocellated Piculet in Peru is assessed as "uncommon" (Schulenberg et al. 2007), although locally it can be "quite common" (Walker 2005).

Effects of human activity on populations

Human activity has little short-term direct effect on the Ocellated Piculet, other than the local effects of habitat destruction.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, Thomas S. and Carolyn W. Sedgwick. 2012. Ocellated Piculet (Picumnus dorbignyanus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.