Family: Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Authority: (van Ort, 1911)
Red List Category
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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.
Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident):