Greyish piculet

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Greyish piculet
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Picumnus
Species: P. granadensis
Binomial name
Picumnus granadensis
Lafresnaye, 1847

The greyish piculet (Picumnus granadensis) is a species of bird in the family Picidae. It is endemic to Colombia.


The greyish piculet is part of a superspecies with the olivaceous piculet, and may even be conspecific, or the same species. There are two described subspecies: P. g. antioquensis in the northern part and P. g. granadensis in the southern part of the range.

Description & Behavior[edit]

A small woodpecker. Black cap with yellow dots. Blackish superciliary.


Its natural habitats are tropical dry forest, subtropical moist forests, shade coffee plantations and heavily degraded former forest.


Mostly found in the Cauca River Valley. The northern most limited extends into southern Antioquia and reaches south to Nariño in the Patía River Valley. The center of the population is around the city of Cali in Valle del Cauca.