Amami Woodpecker Dendrocopos owstoni

Family: Picidae (Woodpeckers)

Authority: (Ogawa, 1905)

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-split species has a very restricted range, breeding only on a single Japanese island. The global population is thought to be small (approaching the threshold for classification as Vulnerable under the very small population criterion), and it is therefore classified as Near Threatened. Any evidence of declines would mean that the species would likely warrant uplisting.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,100 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Dendrocopos owstoni. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/06/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/06/2022.