Varzea Piculet
07 24 015 Picumnus varzeae m
Range Brazil
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Piciformes
Family Picidae
Genus Picumnus
Species Picumnus varzeae
Conservation Status

The Varzea piculet (Picumnus varzeae), is a species of piculet in the Picidae family. It is endemic to Brazil's Amazon basin.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.


The varzea piculet lives along the Amazon River in a wildlife corridor, the forest called várzea forest, a freshwater swamp forest. It ranges from the confluence of the Amazon River with the Rio Negro in a 275 km, variable width corridor downstream for about 850 km to the confluence of the Trombetas River from the north. The confluence of the Tapajós River joins here from the south.

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