Okinawa Woodpecker Dendrocopos noguchii

Family: Picidae (Woodpeckers)

Authority: (Seebohm, 1887)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This woodpecker has a single tiny, declining population which is threatened by the continued loss of mature forest to logging, dam construction, agriculture, and military and golf course developments. These factors qualify it as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 50-249 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 980 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Palearctic
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Dendrocopos noguchii. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 25/02/2024.