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Chestnut-colored Woodpecker Celeus castaneus

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 High
Land mass type   Average mass 85.6 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 397,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5 - - -
Population justification: Partners in Flight estimated the population to number fewer than 50,000 individuals (A. Panjabi in litt. 2008), thus it is placed in the band 20,000-49,999 individuals here.
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Belize Native Extant       Yes
Costa Rica Native Extant       Yes
Guatemala Native Extant       Yes
Honduras Native Extant       Yes
Mexico Native Extant       Yes
Nicaragua Native Extant       Yes
Panama Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Belize Crooked Tree and associated wetlands site factsheet
Belize Maya Mountains and southern reserves site factsheet
Belize Northeastern Belize site factsheet
Belize Rio Bravo CMA Gallon Jug Estate site factsheet
Costa Rica Arenal-Monteverde site factsheet
Costa Rica Caribbean lowlands and wetlands site factsheet
Costa Rica Central Volcanic Cordillera site factsheet
Costa Rica La Amistad Caribe site factsheet
Costa Rica Maleku-Caño Negro site factsheet
Guatemala Chiquibul site factsheet
Guatemala Guatemalan Caribbean Slope site factsheet
Guatemala Lachua-Ikbolay site factsheet
Guatemala Maya-Lacandon site factsheet
Guatemala Rio La Pasion site factsheet
Guatemala Sacranix site factsheet
Honduras Cuero y Salado site factsheet
Honduras Jeanette Kawas site factsheet
Honduras Laguna Caratasca site factsheet
Honduras Parque Nacional Patuca site factsheet
Honduras Pico Bonito site factsheet
Honduras Río Plátano site factsheet
Honduras Tawahka site factsheet
Nicaragua Bosawas site factsheet
Nicaragua Los Guatuzos site factsheet
Nicaragua Prinzapolka/Alamikamba Rivers site factsheet
Nicaragua San Juan River - La Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria site factsheet
Panama La Amistad International Park (part of La Amistad and Surrounding Areas AZE) site factsheet
Panama Palo Seco Protection Forest site factsheet
Panama San San Pond Sak Wetlands site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Altitude 0 - 750 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 1000 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Celeus castaneus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014.

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 (Wagler, 1829)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 397,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species