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Inhabits forests of northern Kazakhstan from Trans-Ural area eastward to Altai, and also in mountain forests of Tien Shan and Dzhungar Alatau. Please see the detailed distribution in the section Subspesies.
Common, in some places rare resident. Inhabits the old deciduous, mixed and coniferous forests on plains and in mountains at altitudes up to 2600 m. On dispersing occurs in gardens, shelterbelts and very rare in open treeless landscape with bushes only. Breeds in separate pairs in tree holes (asp, willow, birch, pine or spruce) at height 2-20 m above the ground. Clutch of 5-7 eggs is laid in end of April to late May. Female incubates clutch for 13-14 days. Both parents feed juveniles which fledge in end June – late July.
|Dendrocopos major major (Linnaeus, 1758)|
Description. On PM 4-6 the white bands on outer webs not broader or slightly broader than black ones. Bill is strong. thick and broad. Males wing length 136-148 (143) mm.
|Dendrocopos major tianschanicus (Buturlin, 1910)|
Description. On PM 4-6 primaries the white bands on outer webs considerably, almost double broader than black ones; on secondaries white bands not narrower than black ones. Bill is less, weaker and thinner than major. Wing length 139-144 (141) mm.
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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