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Dominican Republic
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Piciformes > Picidae

Antillean Piculet

Nesoctites micromegas

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A tiny, chubby woodpecker that frequents a wide variety of wooded habitats including mangroves. More prone to feed on small branches, even vines, than are larger woodpeckers. Olive-brown above and streaked below, unlike any other species in its range. Male has red on crown that female lacks. Its call is a loud burst of rapid liquid chatter.

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