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Fine-barred Piculet Picumnus subtilis

Thomas S. Schulenberg and Guy M. Kirwan
Version: 1.0 — Published May 4, 2012

Priorities for Future Research


Fine-barred Piculet has a relatively small distribution, and only recently was recognized as a distinct species; consequently, little is known about its natural history, including the basics of its diet and breeding biology. Perhaps the greatest priority is to better understand its distribution and habitat requirements, to determine whether the distribution is continuous across southeastern Peru to western Brazil, and to better understand the role of bamboo as a habitat for this species. Other important research topics for Fine-barred Piculet include population biology parameters, such as age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, population regulation, territoriality, and population density.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and G. M. Kirwan (2012). Fine-barred Piculet (Picumnus subtilis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.fibpic1.01