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Rufous-bellied Woodpecker Dendrocopos hyperythrus

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 full migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,520,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 1,520,000
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 Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.2 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be rather uncommon to scarce in most of its range (del Hoyo et al. 2002), while national population estimates include: c.100-10,000 breeding pairs and c.50-1,000 individuals on migration in China; < c.50 individuals on migration in Korea and c.100-10,000 breeding pairs and c.50-1,000 individuals on migration in Russia (Brazil 2009).
Trend justification: The species has disappeared from parts of its range since the 1960's owing to cutting of deciduous forests for animal forage, resulting in stands of conifer dominated woodland which are unsuitable for this species (del Hoyo et al. 2002).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Bangladesh Native Extant Yes      
Bhutan Native Extant Yes      
Cambodia Native Extant Yes      
China (mainland) Native Extant Yes      
Hong Kong (China) Vagrant Extant        
India Native Extant Yes      
Laos Native Extant       Yes
Myanmar Native Extant Yes      
Nepal Native Extant Yes      
North Korea Vagrant Extant        
Pakistan Native Extant Yes      
Russia (Asian) Native Extant Yes      
South Korea Vagrant Extant        
Thailand Native Extant Yes      
Vietnam Native Extant Yes      

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major non-breeding
Forest Temperate major breeding
Forest Temperate major non-breeding
Altitude 500 - 4300 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Dendrocopos hyperythrus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/09/2014.

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 (Vigors, 1831)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,520,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species