Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Dryobates minor - Pic épeichette

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Piciformes

  • Family
    :

    Picidés

  • Genus
    :

    Dryobates

  • Species
    :

    minor

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 16 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 25 à 27 cm.
  • Weight
    : 18 à 22 g
Longevity

7 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dryobates minor) is a species of bird in the Picidae family.

Subspecific information 13 Subspecies

  • Dryobates minor comminutus (England and Wales)
  • Dryobates minor minor (Scandinavia and ne Poland to the Ural Mts.. Russia.)
  • Dryobates minor kamtschatkensis (Ural Mts. to the Sea of Okhotsk and n Mongolia)
  • Dryobates minor immaculatus (Anadyr Basin and Kamchatka Pen.. e Siberia)
  • Dryobates minor amurensis (ne China, Siberia, Korea and Hokkaido. Japan.)
  • Dryobates minor hortorum (c Europe)
  • Dryobates minor buturlini (s Europe)
  • Dryobates minor danfordi (c and e Greece and Turkey)
  • Dryobates minor colchicus (Caucasus and Transcaucasia. sw Asia.)
  • Dryobates minor quadrifasciatus (se Azerbaijan. sw Asia.)
  • Dryobates minor hyrcanus (n Iran)
  • Dryobates minor morgani (sw Iran)
  • Dryobates minor ledouci (nw Africa)

Foreign names

  • Pic épeichette,
  • Pico Menor,
  • Pica-pau-galego,
  • Kleinspecht,
  • Ksi fakopáncs,
  • Kleine Bonte Specht,
  • Picchio rosso minore,
  • Mindre hackspett,
  • Dvergspett,
  • ďateľ malý,
  • strakapoud malý,
  • Lille Flagspætte,
  • pikkutikka,
  • picot garser petit,
  • Stubbspæta,
  • dzięciołek,
  • mazais dzenis,
  • mali detel,
  • Малый пёстрый дятел,
  • コアカゲラ,
  • 小斑啄木鸟,
  • 小斑啄木,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

Illustration

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Sources of information

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