IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Picumnus spilogaster exists as three disjunct populations, each of which is considered a separate subspecies. Subspecies orinocensis is endemic to central Venezuela, where it is locally quite common on the "llanos" (plains) (del Hoyo et al. 2002). The nominate subspecies spilogaster is common at its westernmost point in northern Guyana. Its range is thought to extend through Suriname and French Guiana, but it is very rare if still present in each of these countries (del Hoyo et al. 2002, Restall et al. 2006). The taxon's distribution reaches Roraima, north Brazil. Subspecies pallidius is endemic to north-east Brazil, occurring around Belm, east Par state (del Hoyo et al. 2002). It is thought that the species may occur in Colombia, but it has never been recorded there (Restall et al. 2006).


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