Carpinterito Oliváceo/Olivaceous Piculet/Picumnus olivaceus

Foto: Wilmer Quiceno

Nombre en español: Carpinterito Oliváceo

Nombre en ingles: Olivaceous Piculet

Nombre científico: Picumnus olivaceus

Familia: Picidae

Canto: Andrew Spencer

Picumnus olivaceus es una especie de ave piciforme, perteneciente a la familia Picidae, subfamilia Picumninae, del género Picumnus.


  • Picumnus olivaceus dimotus <small(>Bangs, 1903)
  • Picumnus olivaceus eisenmanni (W. H. Phelps & Aveledo, 1966)
  • Picumnus olivaceus flavotinctus (Ridgway, 1889)
  • Picumnus olivaceus harterti (Hellmayr, 1909)
  • Picumnus olivaceus malleolus (Wetmore, 1966)
  • Picumnus olivaceus olivaceus (Lafresnaye, 1845)
  • Picumnus olivaceus tachirensis (W. H. Phelps & Gilliard, 1941)


Esta especie de ave y las subespecies, se encuentran localizadas en Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá, Colombia y Venezuela.

Foto: Wilmer Quiceno

Olivaceous piculet

The olivaceous piculet (Picumnus olivaceus) is a species of bird in the family Picidae. Etymologically, piculet is as a double diminutive of the Latin picuswoodpecker, see also Picus. In Greek, δρύοψ is woodpecker, which shares its roots with δρῦς, ‘tree’; ‘oak’ and Druids.


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.


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 (3.3 to 3.9 in).


Forages in family or mixed-species groups, often in dense undergrowth, gleaning and probing into timber. The diet consists of both adults and larvae of ants, termites, beetles and other invertebrates. Nests in holes in trees.

Foto: Juan Mauricio Alvarez
Picumnus olivaceus

Fuentes: Wikipedia/eBird/xeno-canto

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