15 May 2012

Record Shot : Speckled Piculet (Picumnus innominatus)

Re: Record Shot
Bird: Speckled Piculet (Picumnus innominatus) 
Loc: FH Malaysia.
Date: May 2012.
Note: For record purposes ONLY.

57 990 ++ hits & counting - since Jan 2011..many thanks..

Speckled Piculet (Picumnus innominatus) 

                            Note: Piculet, 
white-scaled piculet [Credit: Painting by Murrell Butler]
Any of about 29 species of small, stub-tailed birds related to the woodpeckers and constituting the subfamily Picumninae, family Picidae. Nearly all are restricted to Central and South America; there are three species in East Asia and one in western Africa. Piculets, 9–14 cm (3.5–5.5 inches) long, are mottled gray-green to brown above, often with salt-and-pepper head, and are white below, with spots or bars. They climb like nuthatches, looking for insects, and are able to perch crosswise on branches. Though small-billed, piculets dig nest holes in soft wood...more

                                                                                    Source :  Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
                                  Record Shot Speckled Piculet (Picumnus innominatus) - wt RN, JI, MJ, HG. DS & EB @  Msia 512..many thanks...     more to come...

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