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Piculus is a genus of bird in the family Picidae.

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Adult male rufous-winged woodpecker (Piculus simplex)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae
Tribe: Picini
Genus: Piculus
Spix, 1824

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Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
  Piculus simplex Rufous-winged woodpecker Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama
  Piculus callopterus Stripe-cheeked woodpecker Panama
Piculus litae Lita woodpecker western Colombia and north-western Ecuador.
  Piculus leucolaemus White-throated woodpecker Amazon Basin, Brazil, mainly in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.
  Piculus flavigula Yellow-throated woodpecker Brazil and the entire Amazon Basin; also the Guianas, and Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.
  Piculus chrysochloros Golden-green woodpecker Amazon Basin in the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru and Suriname
  Piculus aurulentus Yellow-browed woodpecker Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.

Three other species, formerly placed here, are now in Colaptes.