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Speckled Piculet
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Male Picumnus innominatus innominatus
Information
Range Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, ranging across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Piciformess
Family Picidae
Genus Picumnus
Species Picumnus innominatus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Speckled piculet (Picumnus innominatus), is a species of piculet in the Picidae family.

Description

The male and female birds look alike. They have olive-green backs, with two white stripes on the side of their heads. The male bird has orange and brown on the forecrown. They have a creamy-white coloring below, with black spots. There is a dark green band near the eyes.

Distribution and Habitat

It is found in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, ranging across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Tibet and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are boreal forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. In India, it is found in the Himalayan foothills, up to an altitude of about 2500m. It can be found in bamboo jungles.

Behavior

They usually move about in pairs, on thin branches, and sometimes hang from the branch, upside-down. Their behavior is quite similar to that of woodpeckers.

Diet and Feeding

The speckled piculet usually lives on a diet of ants and termites.

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