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 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.

BirdLife Species Guardian: SAVE Brasil

Population size: 6000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 861,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Celeus obrieni. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023.