Brazilian name: Pica-pau-anão-da-caatinga
de Baturité, Ceará, Brazil
The Ochraceous Piculet has a very limited distribution in the north of Ceará in the area just south of Fortaleza. It is classified as Vulnerable given its restricted distribution and habitat loss within the area.
|It is found in
caatinga and semi-deciduous forest.
It is similar to Tawny Piculet P. fulvescens but is lighter in colour both above and below. Indeed these two species have been regarded as conspecific in the past. The male with his red forecrown is shown in photos 1 and 2 while the female is seen in photo 3.
|There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase.|
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