piculet

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piculet

(ˈpɪkjʊlɪt)
n
a small tropical woodpecker with a short tail
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Noun1.piculet - small woodpeckers of South America and Africa and East Indies having soft rounded tail featherspiculet - small woodpeckers of South America and Africa and East Indies having soft rounded tail feathers
peckerwood, woodpecker, pecker - bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects
genus Picumnus, Picumnus - a genus of Picidae
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An adaptive modification in the ribs of woodpeckers and piculets (Picidae).
Kershaw (1998b:40), although indeed the piculets belong to the larger woodpecker family, the word "woodpeckers" alongside species II at the top of that page should have headed the next two boxes, for birds 12 and 13.
A midget woodpecker, no bigger than the European wren, is the rufous piculet, consulted as an omen-bird by every one of the six other ethnic groups of Borneo of whose augury we have been able to read.