Species Details

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Speckled Piculet Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Picumnus innominatus
Family : Picidae
Order : Piciformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Spotted Piculet
Habitat : Mangroves, moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests, and bamboo undergrowths in broadleaved forests and secondary growths.
Description : The male and female birds of Speckled Piculet look alike. They have olive-green backs, two white stripes on the side of their heads, creamy-white coloring below with black spots, and a dark green band near their eyes. However, the male bird can be distinguished by the presence of orange and brown on the forecrown. This species is naturally found in boreal forests, as well as subtropical or tropical moist lowland and montane forests. In India, it is found in the Himalayan foothills up to an altitude of around 2500m and can also be found in bamboo jungles. The speckled piculet usually moves around in pairs on thin branches and sometimes hangs upside-down from the branch. Their behavior is similar to that of woodpeckers. The species mainly feeds on ants and termites.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Hajbun Tasnim Preety,Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka;information source:www.en.wikipedia.org, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Markus Lilje (www.inaturalist.org/people/Markus Lilje ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.