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Greyish Piculet
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Male Picumnus granadensis granadensis
Information
Range Colombia
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Piciformes
Family Picidae
Genus Picumnus
Species Picumnus granadensis
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

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

Taxonomy

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: Picumnus granadensis antioquensis in the northern part and Picumnus granadensis granadensis in the southern part of the range.

Description and Behavior

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

Distribution

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.

Habitat

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

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