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Stierling's Woodpecker Dendropicos stierlingi



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 Near Threatened A4c
2012 Near Threatened A4c
2008 Near Threatened A4c
2004 Near Threatened
2002 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1988 Near Threatened
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Land-mass type - continent
Average mass 28 g
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 379,000 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) 20-29 - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations 100 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.2 - - -

Population justification: The population size of this species has not been quantified; it is considered common.

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be undergoing a moderately rapid population decline owing to the clearance of its principal habitat for firewood.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Malawi N Extant Yes
Mozambique N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Zambia U Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Malawi Dzalanyama Forest Reserve
Malawi Namizimu Forest Reserve
Malawi Mangochi Mountain Forest Reserve
Malawi Liwonde Hills Forest Reserve
Mozambique Mount Namuli
Mozambique Furancungo woodlands
Mozambique Njesi plateau
Tanzania Katavi National Park
Tanzania Selous Game Reserve
Tanzania Ugalla River Game Reserve
Tanzania Kilombero Valley

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Savanna Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 1500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact
Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Biological resource use Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals - Intentional use (species is the target) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Species mortality
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting - Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Declines Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Dendropicos stierlingi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/08/2020.