piculet

[ pik-yuh-lit ]
/ ˈpɪk yə lɪt /

noun

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

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Origin of piculet

1840–50; < Latin pīcu(s) woodpecker + -let
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Example sentences from the Web for piculet

  • 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