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The tiny, agile Tawny Piculet is not even 4 inches long—more than an inch smaller than the familiar Downy Woodpecker. It’s a member of a distinctive subfamily ofaround 30 short-tailed woodpeckers found mainly in South America.
This piculet is only found in northeastern Brazil, where it shares habitat with the Araripe ManakinandWhite-browed Antpitta.Like many other species with small ranges, it’s threatened byhabitat loss.The bird is considered scarce and is classified as Near Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
SCIENTIFIC NAME:Picumnus fulvescens POPULATION: Unknown TREND: Probably declining based on habitat loss HABITAT: Deciduous and secondary forests in northeast Brazil