Fine-barred Piculet Picumnus subtilis

  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Picidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Guy M. Kirwan

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The song of Fine-barred Piculet is similar to that of many other species of Picumnus, a "descending series of sharp, high notes (generally about 7): SEE see see see see see see" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2007).

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

Additional recordings of Fine-barred Piculet can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

Like other species of woodpeckers, the foraging actions of Fine-barred Piculet sometimes produce soft tapping sounds.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and G. M. Kirwan (2012). Fine-barred Piculet (Picumnus subtilis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.