Rusty-necked Piculet Picumnus fuscus

  • © Adrian Eisen Rupp

Extremely little is known about the basic ecology of this “near-threatened” piculet. It has a rather restricted range where it inhabits flooded lowland forests (várzea). Rusty-necked Piculets prefer areas filled with vines and bamboo. Both males and females are a buffy cinnamon color overall and have black caps. Males are also decorated with reddish orange streaking on the crown.

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

Recommended Citation

Rusty-necked Piculet (Picumnus fuscus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: