Little Woodpecker

Veniliornis passerinus - Pic passerin

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Piciformes

  • Family
    :

    Picidés

  • Genus
    :

    Veniliornis

  • Species
    :

    passerinus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1766

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 15 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 24 à 37 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Pic passerin
♂ adult
Pic passerin
♀ adult

Little Woodpecker (Veniliornis passerinus) is a species of bird in the Picidae family.

Subspecific information 9 subspecies

  • Veniliornis passerinus passerinus (the Guianas and ne Brazil)
  • Veniliornis passerinus fidelis (e Colombia and w Venezuela)
  • Veniliornis passerinus modestus (ne Venezuela)
  • Veniliornis passerinus diversus (n Brazil)
  • Veniliornis passerinus agilis (e Ecuador to n Bolivia, w Brazil)
  • Veniliornis passerinus insignis (wc Brazil)
  • Veniliornis passerinus tapajozensis (c Brazil)
  • Veniliornis passerinus taenionotus (e Brazil)
  • Veniliornis passerinus olivinus (s Brazil to s Bolivia, Paraguay and n Argentina)

Foreign names

  • Pic passerin,
  • Carpintero Chico,
  • Pica-pau-pequeno,
  • Sperlingsspecht,
  • Musspecht,
  • Picchio minore,
  • Sparvspett,
  • Spurvespett,
  • ďateľ vrabčí,
  • datel vrabčí,
  • Spurvespætte,
  • sammaltikka,
  • picot menut,
  • dzięcioł jarzębaty,
  • Воробьиный венилиорнис,
  • ヒメハゲラ,
  • 小啄木鸟,
  • 小啄木,

Voice song and cries

Pic passerin
♂ immature

Habitat

Pic passerin

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level, Subtropical/Tropical Swamp, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Savanna : Dry ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Rural Gardens, Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest

Geographic range

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

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