Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major - Pic épeiche

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Piciformes

  • Family
    :

    Picidés

  • Genus
    :

    Dendrocopos

  • Species
    :

    major

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 24 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 34 à 39 cm.
  • Weight
    : 70 à 98 g
Longevity

11 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) is a species of bird in the Picidae family.

Subspecific information 24 Subspecies

  • Dendrocopos major major (Scandinavia and ne Poland to w Siberia)
  • Dendrocopos major brevirostris (w Siberia to e Siberia, ne China, n Mongolia)
  • Dendrocopos major kamtschaticus (Kamchatka Pen.. e Siberia.)
  • Dendrocopos major anglicus (Great Britain)
  • Dendrocopos major pinetorum (c Europe)
  • Dendrocopos major parroti (Corsica)
  • Dendrocopos major harterti (Sardinia)
  • Dendrocopos major italiae (Italy, Sicily and w Slovenia)
  • Dendrocopos major hispanus (Iberian Pen.)
  • Dendrocopos major canariensis (Tenerife. Canary Is..)
  • Dendrocopos major thanneri (Gran Canaria I.. Canary Is..)
  • Dendrocopos major mauritanus (Morocco)
  • Dendrocopos major numidus (n Algeria and Tunisia)
  • Dendrocopos major candidus (Romania and s Ukraine to Greece)
  • Dendrocopos major paphlagoniae (n Turkey)
  • Dendrocopos major tenuirostris (Caucasus and Transcaucasia. sw Asia.)
  • Dendrocopos major poelzami (se Azerbaijan, n Iran and sw Turkmenistan)
  • Dendrocopos major japonicus (se Siberia, ne China, Korea and n and c Japan)
  • Dendrocopos major wulashanicus (Inner Mongolia. n China.)
  • Dendrocopos major cabanisi (e China)
  • Dendrocopos major beicki (c China)
  • Dendrocopos major mandarinus (s China and e Myanmar to n Laos and n Vietnam)
  • Dendrocopos major stresemanni (ne India, ne Myanmar to se Tibet and sc China. w Sichuan, Yunnan.)
  • Dendrocopos major hainanus (Hainan I.. off se China.)

Foreign names

  • Pic épeiche,
  • Pico Picapinos,
  • Pica-pau-malhado-grande,
  • Buntspecht,
  • Nagy fakopáncs,
  • Grote Bonte Specht,
  • Picchio rosso maggiore,
  • Större hackspett,
  • Flaggspett,
  • ďateľ veľký,
  • strakapoud velký,
  • Stor Flagspætte,
  • käpytikka,
  • picot garser gros,
  • Barrspæta,
  • dzięcioł duży,
  • dižraibais dzenis,
  • veliki detel,
  • Большой пёстрый дятел,
  • アカゲラ,
  • 大斑啄木鸟,
  • 大斑啄木,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Plantations, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Illustration

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