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piculet

[pik-yuh-lit] /ˈpɪk yə lɪt/
noun
1.
any of numerous small, tropical woodpeckers, chiefly of the genus Picumnus, that lack stiffened shafts in the tail feathers.
Origin of piculet
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin pīcu(s) woodpecker + -let
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  • The piculet was common in the secondary undergrowth near the Cocoa Research Station, and was taken once in the primary forest.

    Birds from North Borneo

    Max C. Thompson

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