A finely flecked head and beautifully barred body is offset to perfection by a furiously fiery red fore-cap

In contrast to the brilliant red hat, the outstanding white barring and delicately flecked head stand out!

The white-barred piculet (Picumnus cirratus) is 9 to 10 cm (3.5 to 3.9 inches) long.

A finely flecked head and beautifully barred body is offset to perfection by a furiously fiery red fore-cap

This species’ males have red streaks or a red patch on their forecrown.

The rest of his crown is black with white flecks, and his upper body is olive-brown with fine white bars.

Brown are his primary flight feathers.

The ear coverts and cheeks are olive brown, with a white stripe immediately above and behind the eyes.

A finely flecked head and beautifully barred body is offset to perfection by a furiously fiery red fore-cap

His bottom cheekbones, chin, and throat are white with slight black bars.

His underparts are white with prominent black bars, with the largest stripes on the belly and flanks.

Not only that, but his legs are gray, and his beak is black.

The only difference between the male and female is that she lacks the red patch on the forecrown.

This species may be found in south-eastern Brazil.

South and west across the Pantanal into Bolivia, Paraguay, and northern Argentina.

A finely flecked head and beautifully barred body is offset to perfection by a furiously fiery red fore-cap

These birds like to live in and near subtropical or tropical dry forests, wet lowland forests, and dry savannahs.

Where their territories intersect, it hybridizes with the white-barred piculet.

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