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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Birds known to specialize on bamboo (Kratter 1997) that we observed in this habitat were Rufous-breasted Piculet (Picumnus rufiventris), Dusky-cheeked Foliage-Gleaner (Anabazenops dorsalis), Red-billed Scythebill (Campylorhamphus trochilirostris), Dot-winged Antwren (Microrhopias quixensis), Striated Antbird (Drymophila devillei), Manu Antbird (Cercomacra manu), Large-headed Flatbill (Ramphotrigon megacephalum), Dusky-tailed Flatbill (R.
Journey Latin America has a fantastic 20-night Piculet tour that goes to Chile, Argentina, Peru and Brazil.
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.