Splendid Woodpecker Campephilus splendens

Family: Picidae (Woodpeckers)

Authority: Hargitt, 1889

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c+4c

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-split species is suspected to be undergoing a moderately rapid population decline, approaching 30% over three generations, owing to on-going habitat loss and degradation. The rate of population decline may not be more rapid than this because the species appears to tolerate forest edge habitats and occurs at mid-elevations where forest is generally more secure than in lowland areas. It has therefore been classified as Near Threatened, but better information on population trends and threats may lead to its reclassification.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 621,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Campephilus splendens. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2019.