Olivaceous piculet

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Olivaceous piculet
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Genus: Picumnus
Species: P. olivaceus
Binomial name
Picumnus olivaceus
Lafresnaye, 1845

The olivaceous piculet (Picumnus olivaceus) is a species of bird in the family Picidae. Etymologically, piculet is as a double diminutive of the Latin picus, woodpecker,[2] see also Picus. In Greek, δρύοψ is woodpecker, which shares its roots with δρῦς, 'tree'; 'oak' and Druids.


Found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela, its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.


Brownish, crown and nape spotted white on blackish, tail short, not sharp-tipped, black with a prominent yellow center stripe, male red-streaked forehead, female white-spotted forehead


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Picumnus olivaceus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Oxford English Dictionary

External References[edit]

olivaceous definitions, expressions, translations, and inflections Webster's Online