Ocellated Piculet Picumnus dorbignyanus

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

Ocellated Piculet is poorly known piculet of the Andes of Peru, Bolivia, and northwestern Argentina. It is grayish above and whitish below with spotting or scaling on its undersides. It inhabits humid montane and sub-montane forests where it favors areas with epiphytes. They forage by themselves or in pairs and often join mixed-species flocks. Although Ocellated Piculet is not a rare species, very little is known about its natural history.


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

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and C. W. Sedgwick (2012). Ocellated Piculet (Picumnus dorbignyanus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.