||Dryocopus hodgei (Blyth, 1860)
||del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Davidar, P., Praveen, J. & Sivaperuman, C.
||Benstead, P., Gilroy, J., Taylor, J., Westrip, J.
Restricted to the lowlands of the Andaman Islands, this species is considered to have a small population size, which is likely to be declining as a result of habitat loss and degradation. Therefore, the species is now listed as Vulnerable, though further information regarding population size and structure could mean that the species's status warrants re-assessment in the future.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2016 – Near Threatened (NT)
- 2012 – Near Threatened (NT)
- 2008 – Near Threatened (NT)
- 2004 – Near Threatened (NT)
- 2000 – Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)
- 1994 – Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)
- 1988 – Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
|Population:||This species has been described as common, and uncommon, but it may in fact number fewer than 1,000 mature individuals (P. Davidar in litt. 2016). Given it does appear to continue to be well reported (see eBird 2017) it is proposed that a population size estimate in the range of 1,000-2,500 mature individuals may be most appropriate, with <1,000 mature individuals in the largest subpopulation|
Trend Justification: Trend data are lacking, but this species apparently remains common and widespread. It is likely to have declined to some degree as a result of habitat loss.
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|♦ Number of mature individuals:||1000-2499||♦ Continuing decline of mature individuals:||Yes|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations:||No||♦ Population severely fragmented:||No|
|♦ Continuing decline in subpopulations:||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations:||No||♦ All individuals in one subpopulation:||No|
|♦ No. of individuals in largest subpopulation:||1-89|