Woodpeckers (Picidae)

Tawny Piculet (Picumnus fulvescens) - HBW 7, p. 433

French: Picumne fauve German: Fahlzwergspecht Spanish: Carpinterito Canela

Taxonomy: Picumnus fulvescens Stager, 1961, Garanhuns, south-eastern Pernambuco, Brazil.
Probably related to P. limae, and sometimes even regarded as conspecific, but may perhaps be closer to P. nebulosus. Form saturatus, described from Paraíba and previously listed as a race of P. limae, is now considered a junior synonym of fulvescens (see page 302), which has priority by merely one day. Monotypic.

Distribution: NE Brazil, from E Piauí through S Ceará to Paraíba, Pernambuco and Alagoas.