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Dryocopus hodgei (Blyth, 1860) – Andaman Woodpecker

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Andaman Black Woodpecker.

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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 (

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).

BirdLife International 2017. Dryocopus hodgei . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22681379A118582685. Accessed on 10 February 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Dryocopus hodgei (Blyth, 1860) – Andaman Woodpecker. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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