Southern Sooty Woodpecker Mulleripicus fuliginosus

Family: Picidae (Woodpeckers)

Authority: Tweeddale, 1877

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c+4c

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Justification of Red List category
This recently split species is listed as Vulnerable because it is suspected to be undergoing a rapid population decline owing to on-going habitat loss and degradation.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 253,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Mulleripicus fuliginosus. Downloaded from on 21/05/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 21/05/2019.