Picumnus abnormis Temminck, 1825. OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Picumne roux; German: Malaienmausspecht; Spanish: Carpinterito Rufo.
3.5 in (9 cm), 0.25-0.42 oz (7.2-12 g); tiny, green above, rust below; male with yellow forehead; female with rufous forehead. Very short tail.
Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, Billiton, Borneo, Nias. HABITAT
Secondary forest with much decaying wood; bamboo stands; low dense vegetation.
Somewhat social, seen in groups of 4-5; fast moving through understory.
Gleans insects from surface and excavates small holes to retrieve insects. Diet includes beetles, ants, other small insects, their eggs, and larvae, and small spiders.
Little known; nests found in bamboo; nestlings found May-June; brood size 2.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦
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