Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus

  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Picidae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
  • Authors: Malekan, I. S.


Conservation Status

Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common in most of its range. It occurs in many protected areas including Santa Rosa National Park (Costa Rica), Guatapo National Park (Venezuela), Asa Wright Nature Centre (Trinidad) and Serra do Cipó National Park (Brazil).

In view of its wide distribution and high relative abundance, the conservation status of the Lineated Woodpecker is rated as of Least Concern by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (BirdLife International 2010).

Effects of human activity on populations

The Lineated Woodpecker tolerates open and degraded habitats, and in some parts of its range it may benefit from human activities such as deforestation.

Recommended Citation

Malekan, I. S.. 2011. Lineated Woodpecker (Dryocopus lineatus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.