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  1. any of numerous small, tropical woodpeckers, chiefly of the genus Picumnus, that lack stiffened shafts in the tail feathers.

Origin of piculet

1840–50; < Latin pīcu(s) woodpecker + -let
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Historical Examples

  • The piculet was common in the secondary undergrowth near the Cocoa Research Station, and was taken once in the primary forest.

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    Max C. Thompson

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