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Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
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Family: Picidae (Woodpeckers)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bc+3bc+4bc

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Justification of Red List category
This species has shown long-term declines which have continued at a moderately rapid rate owing to loss and degradation of its habitat in recent decades. Consequently it is considered Near Threatened.



Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 6,840,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Realm - Nearctic
Land-mass type - continent
USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Melanerpes erythrocephalus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/10/2017.