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Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major tianschanicus (Buturlin, 1910)

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Almaty, "Ak-Kain" sanatorium
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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.


Breeds in Dzhungar Alatau, Eastern Tien Shan and Zailiyskiy Alatau ridge. Near Bolshoye Almatinskoye lake juveniles collected 26 July 1971 and 17 August 1975. Since 1999 occurs in Ucharal (Alakol depression) where a brood recorded 27 June 2002. On dispersion occurs in Almaty regularly, in Bortagoy grove (2 March 1961) and on Chokpak Pass where male was ringed at 5 May 2005.


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 major
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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