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Inhabits forests of South-Western Altai and Kalbinsky Altai. During autumn-winter dispersing occurs also in Ural valley and in northern Kazakhstan. Please see more detailed distribution in the section Subspecies.
Rare resident. Inhabits mixed forests, up to 1900 m in Altai. Breeding in separate pairs in tree holes (asp, larch) at height 3-5 m above the ground. Nesting hole is bored by both male and female. Clutches of 3 eggs was found 19 May 1982, but eggs laying begins probably in end of April - early May. Brood recorded in early July. Dispersing birds were observed from October to mid-March.
|Picus canus canus (Gmelin, 1788)|
Description. Green on upper parts is deeper than jessoensis, greyish tinge on mantle is lack or slightly expressed.
|Picus canus jessoensis (Stejneger, 1886)|
Description. Green on upper parts less deep than canus, grey tinge on mantle is more expressed than canus, often more gray than green.
Gavrilov E. I., Gavrilov A. E. "The Birds of Kazakhstan". Almaty, 2005. Э.И.Гаврилов. "Фауна и распространение птиц Казахстана". Алматы, 1999. В.К.Рябицев. "Птицы Урала, Приуралья и Западной Сибири". Екатеринбург. Изд-во Уральского университета, 2000.
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