Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Speckled Piculet (Picumnus innominatus) - HBW 7, p. 423

French: Picumne tacheté German: Tüpfelzwergspecht Spanish: Carpinterito Moteado
Other common names: Spotted Piculet(!)

Taxonomy: Picumnus innominatus Burton, 1836, Sikkim.
Despite enormous geographical separation, present species appears to be closely related to con­geners (see page 300). Proposed races simlaensis (NW Himalayas) and avunculorum (SW India) now considered synonymous with, respectively, nominate and race malayorum. Three subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • innominatus Burton, 1836 - NE Afghanistan, N Pakistan and Kashmir E through N India and Nepal to SE Tibet and Assam.
  • malayorum Hartert, 1912 - peninsular and NE India (except Assam) E to SW China (S Yunnan), S to Indochina, Sumatra and N Borneo.
  • chinensis (Hargitt, 1881) - C, E & S China (S from Sichuan and S Jiangsu).

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