White-backed Woodpecker

Dendrocopos leucotos - Pic à dos blanc

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Piciformes

  • Family
    :

    Picidés

  • Genus
    :

    Dendrocopos

  • Species
    :

    leucotos

Descriptor

Bechstein, 1802

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 28 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 38 à 40 cm.
  • Weight
    : 100 à 115 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

White-backed Woodpecker (Dendrocopos leucotos) is a species of bird in the Picidae family.

Subspecific information 12 Subspecies

  • Dendrocopos leucotos leucotos (c and n Europe through central Russia to se Siberia and ne China)
  • Dendrocopos leucotos uralensis (w Ural Mts. to Lake Baikal)
  • Dendrocopos leucotos lilfordi (s Europe to the Caucasus)
  • Dendrocopos leucotos tangi (wc China)
  • Dendrocopos leucotos subcirris (Hokkaido. Japan.)
  • Dendrocopos leucotos stejnegeri (n Honshu. Japan.)
  • Dendrocopos leucotos namiyei (s Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku. Japan.)
  • Dendrocopos leucotos takahashii (Ullung-do. off South Korea.)
  • Dendrocopos leucotos owstoni (n Ryukyu Is.. Japan.)
  • Dendrocopos leucotos quelpartensis (Jeju-do. off South Korea.)
  • Dendrocopos leucotos fohkiensis (se China)
  • Dendrocopos leucotos insularis (Taiwan)

Foreign names

  • Pic à dos blanc,
  • Pico Dorsiblanco,
  • Pica-pau-de-dorso-branco,
  • Weißrückenspecht,
  • Fehérhátú fakopáncs,
  • Witrugspecht,
  • Picchio dorsobianco,
  • Vitryggad hackspett,
  • Hvitryggspett,
  • ďateľ bielochrbtý,
  • strakapoud bělohřbetý,
  • Hvidrygget Flagspætte,
  • valkoselkätikka,
  • picot garser dorsiblanc,
  • Drumbspæta,
  • dzięcioł białogrzbiety,
  • baltmugurdzenis,
  • belohrbti detel,
  • Белоспинный дятел,
  • オオアカゲラ,
  • 白背啄木鸟,
  • 大赤啄木〔白背啄木〕,

Voice song and cries

Pic à dos blanc
♂ adult

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha)

Geographic range

Illustration

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