Sumatran Woodpecker Picus dedemi

Family: Picidae (Woodpeckers)

Authority: (van Oort, 1911)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c+4c

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-split species is listed as Near Threatened on the basis that it is suspected to be in moderately rapid population decline (approaching 30% over three generations [c.17 years]) owing to on-going habitat loss and degradation. The rate of decline is not thought to be more rapid because the species shows some tolerance of habitat modification and fragmentation, and occurs in montane areas, thus it is not exposed to the most rapid rates of deforestation in the region. Further information on the population size, trend and severity of threats could lead to its reclassification to a higher category of threat.

Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 241,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Picus dedemi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/10/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/10/2022.