Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Bar-breasted Piculet (Picumnus aurifrons) - HBW 7, p. 423

French: Picumne barré German: Goldstirn-Zwergspecht Spanish: Carpinterito del Amazonas
Other common names: Gold-fronted/Golden-fronted Piculet (yellow-crowned races)

Taxonomy: Picumnus aurifrons Pelzeln, 1870, Engenho do Gama, Caiçara and Salto do Girao, west-central Brazil.
May be more closely related to P. fuscus. Races juruanus and borbae, with red forehead streaks, sometimes treated as forming a separate species “P. borbae”, although from a biogeographical standpoint there are major objections. Seven subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • flavifrons Hargitt, 1889 - NE Peru and W Brazil (along R Solimões).
  • juruanus Gyldenstolpe, 1941 - E Peru to W Brazil (upper R Juruá).
  • purusianus Todd, 1946 - W Brazil (upper R Purus).

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  • flavifrons Hargitt, 1889 - NE Peru and W Brazil (along R Solimões).
  • juruanus Gyldenstolpe, 1941 - E Peru to W Brazil (upper R Juruá).
  • purusianus Todd, 1946 - W Brazil (upper R Purus).
  • wallacii Hargitt, 1889 - middle and lower R Purus E to lower R Madeira.
  • borbae Pelzeln, 1870 - lower R Madeira E to lower R Tapajós.
  • transfasciatus Hellmayr & Gyldenstolpe, 1937 - R Tapajós E to R Tocantins.
  • aurifrons Pelzeln, 1870 - N Mato Grosso from upper R Madeira E to upper R Tapajós.
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