Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Fine-barred Piculet|
|French||Picumne de Cuzco|
|French (French Guiana)||Picumne de Cuzco|
|Spanish||Carpinterito de Cuzco|
|Spanish (Peru)||Carpinterito de Barras Finas|
|Spanish (Spain)||Carpinterito de Cuzco|
Fine-barred Piculet Picumnus subtilis
Version: 1.0 — Published May 4, 2012
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Distribution in the Americas
Fine-barred Piculet is resident in southeastern Peru and in adjacent far western Brazil. Most localities in Peru are near the base of the Andes, from the upper Ucayali valley (Santa Rosa, department to Ucayali) south and east to the department of Puno (Candamo).
Recently recorded as well in western Brazil in Acre, at several sites within the drainage of the Rio Purus (Rego et al. 2009); presumably the distribution is continuous between the Peruvian and Brazilian localities, although the species was not encountered at Balta, in Peru in the upper Purus drainage (O'Neill 1974).
The elevational distribution extends up to 1100 m (Walker et al. 2006, Schulenberg et al. 2007).
Distribution outside the Americas
Endemic to the Americas.
In Peru, Fine-barred Piculet is best known from river edge forests and secondary forests (Parker et al. 1996, Schulenberg et al. 2007). In Brazil, however, it occurs in the edges of terra firme forests dominated by Guadua bamboo (Rego et al. 2009). The importance of bamboo as a habitat for Fine-barred Piculet remains unclear, as it has not been found in seemingly similar habitat elsewhere in western Brazil (Rego et al. 2009); nonetheless, there are extensive areas of bamboo in southeastern Peru between the Andean foothills and southern Acre, and so perhaps Fine-barred Piculet occupies much of this region.