LC
Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type Average mass 132.0 g
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 6,750,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing inferred -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be generally uncommon to locally common (del Hoyo et al. 2002), while the population in China has been estimated at c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs (Brazil 2009).

Trend justification:

The species is tentatively assessed as being in decline due to habitat loss per Tracewski et al. (2016).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Bangladesh N Extant Yes
Bhutan N Extant Yes
Cambodia N Extant Yes
China (mainland) N Extant Yes
Hong Kong (China) V Extant Yes
India N Extant Yes
Laos N Extant Yes
Malaysia N Extant Yes
Myanmar N Extant Yes
Nepal N Extant Yes
Thailand N Extant Yes
Vietnam N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Cambodia Snoul / Keo Sema / O Reang
India Barail Range forests
India Barail Wildlife Sanctuary
Laos Dakchung Plateau
Laos Dong Ampham
Laos Dong Kalo
Laos Eastern Bolikhamxay Mountains
Laos Hin Namno
Laos Khammouan Limestone
Laos Nakai Plateau
Laos Nakai-Nam Theun
Laos Nam Et
Laos Nam Ha
Laos Nam Xam
Laos Phou Ahyon
Laos Phou Dendin
Laos Phou Loeuy
Laos Phou Xiang Thong
Laos Upper Xe Bangfai
Laos Xe Khampho / Xe Pian
Nepal Annapurna Conservation Area
Nepal Bardia National Park
Nepal Kanchenjungha Conservation Area
Nepal Langtang National Park
Nepal Mai Valley forests
Nepal Makalu Barun National Park
Nepal Phulchoki Mountain forests

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 50 - 2750 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Blythipicus pyrrhotis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/11/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/11/2019.