Kaempfer's Woodpecker Celeus obrieni

Family: Picidae (Woodpeckers)

Authority: Short, 1973

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species was recently rediscovered after 80 years without a record, and has now been recorded at several sites across a large range. The species is listed as Endangered because it is thought to have a very small population which is suspected to be in decline owing to on-going habitat loss and degradation. Further study is urgently required for the conservation of this species, which is suffering rapid habitat loss.

BirdLife Species Guardian: SAVE Brasil

Population size: 250-2499

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 861,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Celeus obrieni. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/04/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/04/2017.