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Speckled piculet

In Thai: นกหัวขวานจิ๋วท้องลาย, nok hua khwaan jiu thong lai

Binomial name: Picumnus innominatus, Burton, 1836

The speckled piculet (Picumnus innominatus) is a species of bird in the family Picidae.

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 forest, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. 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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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Piciformes
Family
Picidae
Genus
Picumnus
Species
Picumnus innominatus

Common names

  • Thai: นกหัวขวานจิ๋วท้องลาย, nok hua khwaan jiu thong lai

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Speckled piculet, Picumnus innominatus in Thailand
Range map of Picumnus innominatus in Thailand