Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Lafresnaye's Piculet (Picumnus lafresnayi) - HBW 7, p. 424

French: Picumne de Lafresnaye German: Lafresnayezwergspecht Spanish: Carpinterito de Lafresnaye

Taxonomy: Picumnus Lafresnayi Malherbe, 1862, Ecuador.
Forms a superspecies with P. pumilus; these two are sometimes considered conspecific, but their ranges overlap slightly in SE Colombia apparently without interbreeding. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • lafresnayi Malherbe, 1862 - SE Colombia, E Ecuador and N Peru.
  • pusillus Pinto, 1936 - NC Brazil on middle R Amazon E to R Negro.
  • taczanowskii Domaniewski, 1925 - NE & NC Peru (S to Huánuco).
  • punctifrons Taczanowski, 1886 - E Peru.

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