LC
Speckle-breasted Woodpecker Dendropicos poecilolaemus



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 -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,010,000 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 Stable 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 locally common to uncommon (del Hoyo et al. 2002).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Cameroon N Extant Yes
Central African Republic N Extant Yes
Chad N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Nigeria N Extant Yes
Rwanda N Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Cameroon Bali-Ngemba Forest Reserve
Central African Republic Bamingui-Bangoran National Park complex
Central African Republic Bangui
Central African Republic Dzanga-Ndoki National Park
Central African Republic Manovo - Gounda - St Floris National Park complex
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Mount Hoyo Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park
Kenya Busia grasslands
Kenya Mount Elgon (Kenya)
South Sudan Nimule
Uganda Budongo Forest Reserve
Uganda Bugoma Central Forest Reserve
Uganda Mabira Forest Reserve
Uganda Mount Elgon National Park
Uganda Mount Kei Forest Reserve
Uganda Mount Otzi Forest Reserve
Uganda Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George
Uganda Semliki National Park
Uganda Semliki reserves

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Altitude 700 - 2100 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Dendropicos poecilolaemus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2019.