Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Speckled Piculet

One of the woodpeckers we really wanted to see in Goa, India, was Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus. It took a while to track down this tiny bird, but in the end we found several. This male was photographed at Backwoods Camp by my fellow woodpecker searcher Simon Cook.

3 comments:

Rick said...

What's the story behind the epithet innominatus?

Gerard Gorman said...

Dunno Rick... I think you know the answer ? Tell us...

Rick said...

I really don't know: it just seems like an odd name. If I had the chance to assign an epithet to a new piculet, I'd certainly go for something sexier than "unnamed"!
Best,
r