Olivaceus piculet

Picumnus olivaceus

The olivaceous piculet is a species of bird in the family Picidae.
Olivaceus piculet  Olivaceus piculet,Picumnus olivaceus

Appearance

Upper parts plain olive-brown, crown and nape spotted white on blackish, tail short, not sharp-tipped, black with a prominent yellow center stripe. Throat buff, underparts cream, lightly streaked with olive-brown. Male red-streaked forehead, female white-spotted forehead. Length 8.5 to 10 cm.
Olivaceus piculet, Uraba, Colombia Feeding on what looks like a wasp.  Antioquia,Colombia,Colombia Choco & Pacific region,Fall,Geotagged,Olivaceus piculet,Picumnus olivaceus,South America,Uraba,Urabá,World

Habitat

Found in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela, its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.Forages in family or mixed-species groups, often in dense undergrowth, gleaning and probing into timber.
Olivaceus piculet, Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador  Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Fall,Geotagged,Olivaceus piculet,Picumnus olivaceus,Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary,South America,World

Reproduction

Nests in holes in trees.

Food

The diet consists of both adults and larvae of ants, termites, beetles and other invertebrates.

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Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderPiciformes
FamilyPicidae
GenusPicumnus
SpeciesP. olivaceus