Mulleripicus pulverulentus (Temminck, 1826) - Great Slaty Woodpecker

Subspecies in India

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

 

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Mulleripicus pulverulentus - Great Slaty Woodpecker



This species is rare. It inhabits lowland deciduous and tropical forests in India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia, from the sea level up to 1,100m. This species has possibly extirpated from Singapore. It breeds during the period of March-June. It mainly forages on ants, bees, and also on some fruits (BirdLife International 2016). 

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 and its current population size is unknown. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance and its other threats are not fully understood (BirdLife International 2016). 
 
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh1
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
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Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Mulleripicus pulverulentus (Temminck, 1826) – Great Slaty 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/mulleripicus-pulverulentus, accessed 2024/06/25.