piculet definition

  • noun:
    • a little woodpecker for the genus Picumnus as well as other genera in subfamily Picumninae.
    • Any species of really small woodpeckers of this genus Picumnus and allied genera. Their tail feathers are not rigid and sharp on tips, like in ordinary woodpeckers.
    • anybody of tiny soft-tailed woodpeckers regarding the subfamily Picumninæ, family Picidæ, of the genera Picumnus, Vivia, Sasia, and Verreauxia. See cut-under Picumnus.
    • tiny woodpeckers of south usa and Africa and East Indies having smooth rounded end feathers

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