LC
Pale-headed Woodpecker Gecinulus grantia



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. 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 -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,730,000
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing 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 - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5 - - -

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

Trend justification: This species is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat loss, especially loss of bamboo, upon which it appears to be dependant (del Hoyo et al. 2002).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Bangladesh N Extant Yes
Bhutan N Extant Yes
China (mainland) N Extant Yes
India N Extant Yes
Laos 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
Laos Dong Ampham
Laos Phou Loeuy
Laos Nam Xam
Laos Xe Khampho / Xe Pian
Laos Eastern Bolikhamxay Mountains
Laos Nakai Plateau
Laos Nakai-Nam Theun
Nepal Mai Valley forests
India Barail Wildlife Sanctuary
India Barail Range forests
Vietnam Ke Go
Vietnam Phong Dien
Vietnam Vu Quang
Vietnam Bach Ma
Vietnam Khe Net
Vietnam Yok Don
Vietnam Nam Cat Tien
Laos Upper Xe Kaman
Vietnam Sinh Long

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1200 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Gecinulus grantia. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2022.