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Pale-headed Woodpecker Gecinulus grantia

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 -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 750,000
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 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be very rare to uncommon (del Hoyo et al. 2002), while the population in China has been estimated at < c.100 breeding pairs (Brazil 2009).
Trend justification: This species is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat loss, especially loss of bamboo, upon which it appears to be dependant (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
China (mainland) Native Extant       Yes
India Native Extant       Yes
Laos Native Extant Yes      
Myanmar Native Extant       Yes
Nepal Native Extant       Yes
Thailand Native Extant       Yes
Vietnam Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Laos Dong Ampham site factsheet
Laos Eastern Bolikhamxay Mountains site factsheet
Laos Nakai Plateau site factsheet
Laos Nakai-Nam Theun site factsheet
Laos Nam Xam site factsheet
Laos Phou Loeuy site factsheet
Laos Xe Khampho / Xe Pian site factsheet
Nepal Mai Valley forests site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1200 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Gecinulus grantia. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014.

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 (McClelland, 1840)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 750,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species