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Picumnus cirratus

Picumnus cirratus, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Piciformes
Familia: Picidae
Subfamilia: Picumninae
Genus: Picumnus
Species: Picumnus cirratus
Subspecies P. c. cirratus - P. c. confusus - P. c. macconnelli - P. c. pilcomayensis - P. c. thamnophiloides - P. c. tucumanus


Picumnus cirratus Temminck, 1825


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Vernacular names
English: White-barred Piculet
Español: Carpinterito Común
Français: Picumne frangé
Deutsch: Zebra-Zwerg-Specht

The White-barred Piculet (Picumnus cirratus) is a species of bird in the Picidae family, the woodpeckers, piculets, and wrynecks. It is found in south-eastern Brazil south and west to the Pantanal, and into south-eastern Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina. A disjunct population occurs in the coastal parts of French Guiana, south to the Brazilian state of Amapá and west along the lower Amazon River up to around the Tapajós River. A small, apparently isolated population is found in southern Guyana and adjacent Roraima.

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

The taxonomy is difficult, as it hybridizes widely with numerous other piculets such as the Varzea, Ochre-collared and White-wedged Piculet.


* BirdLife International 2004. Picumnus cirratus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 July 2007.

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