Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Ocellated Piculet (Picumnus dorbignyanus) - HBW 7, p. 428

French: Picumne d'Orbigny German: Orbignyzwergspecht Spanish: Carpinterito Boliviano

Taxonomy: Picumnus d'Orbignyanus Lafresnaye, 1845, no locality = Bolivia.
Forms a superspecies with P. cirratus and P. temminckii, and sometimes treated as conspecific with former, or with both. Interbreeds with former and with P. albosquamatus. Apparently as the result of a perpetuated error, species name has almost universally been misspelt "i>dorbygnianus", but in original description scientific name incorporated d'Orbigny's name correctly spelt, so rectification is required. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • jelskii Taczanowski, 1882 - Andes of E Peru.
  • dorbignyanus Lafresnaye, 1845 - C Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, W Santa Cruz) and extreme NW Argentina (Jujuy, Salta).

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