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Sahelian Woodpecker Dendropicos elachus

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 Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,590,000 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 Unknown -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.2 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be rare and sparsely distributed throughout its range (del Hoyo et al. 2002).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Cameroon Native Extant       Yes
Chad Native Extant       Yes
Mali Native Extant       Yes
Mauritania Native Extant       Yes
Niger Native Extant       Yes
Nigeria Native Extant       Yes
Senegal Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Cameroon Logone flood-plain site factsheet
Cameroon Waza National Park site factsheet
Chad Lake Chad site factsheet
Chad Ouadi Rimé - Ouadi Achim site factsheet
Mali Falaise de Bandiagara site factsheet
Mali Lac Débo - Lac Oualado Débo site factsheet
Mali Tombouctou site factsheet
Mauritania Aftout es Sâheli site factsheet
Niger Dilia de Lagané site factsheet
Niger NNR Aïr - Ténéré site factsheet
Nigeria Hadejia-Nguru wetlands site factsheet
Senegal Ferlo North site factsheet
Senegal Ferlo South site factsheet
Senegal Guembeul Avifaunal Reserve and St Louis lagoons site factsheet
Senegal River Sénégal (Ntiagar to Richard-Toll) site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater Springs and Oases suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers/Streams/Creeks suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1600 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Dendropicos elachus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/08/2014.

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 Oberholser, 1919
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,590,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change