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Hispaniolan Woodpecker Melanerpes striatus

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
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 Medium
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 74,200 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.1 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'common' (Stotz et al. (1996).
Trend justification: The population is currently stable. However, Habitat loss and fragmentation, increased urbanisation and persecution by farmers and plantation workers could cause population declines if adequate legislation is not put into place within its restricted range on Hispaniola (del Hoyo et al. 2002).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Dominican Republic Native Extant       Yes
Haiti Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Dominican Republic Armando Bermudez National Park site factsheet
Dominican Republic Cabral Lagoon site factsheet
Dominican Republic Del Este National Park site factsheet
Dominican Republic Eastern Bahoruco site factsheet
Dominican Republic Ebano Verde Scientific Reserve site factsheet
Dominican Republic Enriquillo Lake site factsheet
Dominican Republic Jaragua National Park site factsheet
Dominican Republic Loma La Humeadora site factsheet
Dominican Republic Loma Quita Espuela site factsheet
Dominican Republic Nalga de Maco-Río Limpio site factsheet
Dominican Republic Punta Cana site factsheet
Dominican Republic Sierra de Bahoruco site factsheet
Dominican Republic Sierra de Neyba site factsheet
Dominican Republic Sierra Martin Garcia site factsheet
Dominican Republic Valle Nuevo site factsheet
Haiti Aux Becs-Croisés site factsheet
Haiti Aux Cornichons site factsheet
Haiti Aux Diablotins site factsheet
Haiti Bois Musicien site factsheet
Haiti Citadelle - Sans Souci - Ramier site factsheet
Haiti Trou Caïman site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Swamp major resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2400 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Melanerpes striatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/11/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/11/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Species name author (M
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 74,200 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species