Ecuadorian Piculet Picumnus sclateri

  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Picidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Carolyn W. Sedgwick

Very little is known about the basic life history of Ecuadorian Piculet. This small woodpecker inhabits a small geographic range where it occupies dry and semi-deciduous forests, cacti and scrub-filled arid areas, and lower humid montane forests. These piculets are brownish above with extensive barring below, and both males and females have a black cap spotted with white. They forage in the lower strata but specific information about their dietary preferences is not yet known. Among their vocalizations are high pitched sweet notes.


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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and C. W. Sedgwick (2013). Ecuadorian Piculet (Picumnus sclateri), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.