Dryocopus hodgei (Blyth, 1860) - Andaman Woodpecker

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Andaman Black Woodpecker.
 
This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).

 

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Dryocopus hodgei - Andaman Woodpecker



This rare endemic species is also known as the Andaman Black Woodpecker. It inhabits lowland evergreen forests of the Andaman Islands, India (BirdLife International 2017). 

Conservation Status:  
 
This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate 1,000-2,499 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to agriculture and other human encroachments. Another threat is the frequent occurrence of natural disasters (BirdLife International 2017).
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands11
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total11
BirdLife International 2017. Dryocopus hodgei . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22681379A118582685. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22681379A118582685.en. Accessed on 10 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Dryocopus hodgei (Blyth, 1860) – Andaman Woodpecker. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/dryocopus-hodgei, accessed 2024/06/25.