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White-Winged Woodpecker

Dendrocopos leucopterus albipennis (Buturlin, 1908)

Белокрылый дятел | Аққанат тоқылдақ

Shieli village. Kyzylorda oblast.
© Ruslan Baimakhanov


On outer webs of PM 4-6 white occupies all feathers except black tips, or dominant white interrupts by the small black spots located usually on unequal distance from each other. White spot on folded wing formed by white of secondaries is larger than leptorhynchus. White on outer pair of tail feathers dominates, black bands are narrow, sometimes intermittent. Throat, breast, upper-belly and forehead in fresh plumage may be slightly buffy-tinged.


Lives in deserts from eastern coast of Aral Sea to western foothills of Tien Shan and Karatau.


«Птицы Казахстана» под редакцией И.А.Долгушина. том 3. изд. АН КазССР. Алма-Ата - 1970. Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999.


relative taxons

Dendrocopos leucopterus
(Salvatori, 1870)
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Dendrocopos leucopterus leptorhynchus
(Severtzov, 1875)
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