Family: Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Authority: Short, 1973
Red List Category
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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 population size has been estimated at 6,000 mature individuals and is suspected to be in decline owing to on-going habitat loss and degradation. However, a recent estimate suggests that the population size might be smaller, numbering 1,500-4,000 mature individuals (R.T. Pinheiro in litt.
2016). The species is now tentatively listed as Vulnerable, but might warrant uplisting if new information becomes available.
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Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident):
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome