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Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major major (Linnaeus, 1758)

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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.


Breeds in northern regions of Kazakhstan from Ural valley eastward to Trans-Irtysh area near Pavlodar, Shortandy area, Kazakh Upland and Zaysan depression, and also in Southwest Altai and Kalbinskiy Altai, in Naurzum Reserve. In Mugodzary ridge (Urkach forest) recorded 12 and 23 June 2003. On dispersing occurs in Kurgaldzhino 25 November 1969, 18 August 1971, 8-11 May 1972.


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.


relative taxons

Dendrocopos major
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Dendrocopos major tianschanicus
(Buturlin, 1910)
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