LC
Fire-bellied Woodpecker Dendropicos pyrrhogaster



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Dendropicos pyrrhogaster (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously placed in the genus Thripias.

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. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

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

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
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 68.5 g
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,180,000 medium
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 Increasing suspected -
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) 4.2 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be generally common to not uncommon (del Hoyo et al. 2002).

Trend justification: The population has benefited from the practice of clearing forest but leaving the largest trees standing (del Hoyo et al. 2002).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Benin N Extant Yes
Cameroon N Extant Yes
Côte d'Ivoire N Extant Yes
Ghana N Extant Yes
Guinea N Extant Yes
Liberia N Extant Yes
Mali N Extant Yes
Nigeria N Extant Yes
Sierra Leone N Extant Yes
Togo N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Benin Lama Forest
Cameroon Mount Cameroon and Mokoko-Onge
Côte d'Ivoire Azagny National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Bossematie Forest Reserve
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Gueoule and Glo Mountain Forest Reserves
Côte d'Ivoire Lamto Ecological Research Station
Côte d'Ivoire Marahoue National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Mopri Forest Reserve
Côte d'Ivoire Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Côte d'Ivoire Parc National de Taï et Réserve de faune du N'Zo
Côte d'Ivoire Peko Mountain National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Sangbe Mountain National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Yapo and Mambo Forest Reserves
Ghana Ankasa Resource Reserve - Nini-Sushien National Park
Ghana Bia National Park and Resource Reserve
Ghana Boin River Forest Reserve
Ghana Boin Tano Forest Reserve
Ghana Bura River Forest Reserve
Ghana Cape Three Points Forest Reserve
Ghana Dadieso Forest Reserve
Ghana Draw River Forest Reserve
Ghana Ebi River Shelterbelt Forest Reserve
Ghana Fure River Forest Reserve
Ghana Jema-Asemkrom Forest Reserve
Ghana Kakum National Park - Assin Attandaso Resource Reserve
Ghana Mamiri Forest Reserve
Ghana Mount Afadjato - Agumatsa Range forest
Ghana Subri River Forest Reserve
Ghana Tano-Nimiri Forest Reserve
Ghana Yoyo River Forest Reserve
Guinea Diécké
Guinea Kounounkan
Guinea Massif du Ziama
Liberia Cestos - Senkwen
Liberia Grebo
Liberia Lofa-Gola-Mano Complex
Liberia Nimba mountains
Liberia Sapo
Liberia Wologizi mountains
Liberia Wonegizi mountains
Liberia Zwedru
Nigeria Biseni forests
Nigeria Cross River National Park (Oban Division)
Nigeria Cross River National Park (Okwangwo Division) and Mbe Mountains
Nigeria IITA Forest Reserve, Ibadan
Nigeria Okomu National Park
Nigeria Omo Forest Reserve
Nigeria Upper Orashi forests
Sierra Leone Gola Forests
Sierra Leone Kangari Hills Non-hunting Forest Reserve
Sierra Leone Loma Mountains Non-hunting Forest Reserve
Sierra Leone Western Area Peninsula Non-hunting Forest Reserve
Togo Misahöhe Forest Reserve

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Dendropicos pyrrhogaster. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/01/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/01/2019.