Our Neighborhood's Biodiversity Map

* Please click the continent to see the endangered species of our neighborhood.
Middle East
Shared by : Simran Vedvyas (UAE)
Region : Arabian Peninsula
Status : Near Threatened
How easily you could have seen them in the past, how endangered they are
This small, greyish-brown bird is rather drab except for the crimson patch on the back of the head of the male, and the red patch at the centre of the belly of both sexes, which look somewhat like smudges of pain. The Arabian woodpecker occurs in the south-western Arabian Peninsula; in Yemen and Saudi Arabia
How important role they are playing in the local ecosystem
Perfectly adapted for delivering blows to the trunk of a tree
What kind of history they had in your region
The African woodpecker is most often seen singly or in pairs, and generally breeds from March to May (2). With their sturdy bill they chisel out a nest-hole in live or dead wood; their unusually thick skull helps absorb the shock from these powerful strikes


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