Helmeted Woodpecker Celeus galeatus

Family: Picidae (Woodpeckers)

Authority: (Temminck, 1822)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is thought to have a small population that is composed of small subpopulations due to the fragmentation of its habitat. Its population size is inferred to be declining owing to extensive and on-going forest loss and degradation, largely due to selective logging, as well as forest clearance due to agriculture and urbanisation. For these reasons, the species is listed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 700-21000, 3600 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 412,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Celeus galeatus. Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 01/12/2023.