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Great Spotted Woodpecker
Dendrocopos major (Linnaeus, 1758)

Birds Picidae Dendrocopos

Taxonomy conform IOC World Bird List


  • Palearctic : widespread


  • D. m. major - Scandinavia and ne Poland to w Siberia
  • D. m. brevirostris - w Siberia to e Siberia, ne China and n Mongolia
  • D. m. kamtschaticus - Kamchatka Peninsula (e Siberia)
  • D. m. anglicus - Great Britain
  • D. m. pinetorum - c Europe
  • D. m. parroti - Corsica
  • D. m. harterti - Sardinia
  • D. m. italiae - Italy, Sicily and w Slovenia
  • D. m. hispanus - Iberian Peninsula
  • D. m. canariensis - Tenerife (c Canary Is., c Macaronesia, nw of n Africa)
  • D. m. thanneri - Gran Canaria (c Canary Is., c Macaronesia, nw of n Africa)
  • D. m. mauritanus - Morocco
  • D. m. numidus - n Algeria and Tunisia
  • D. m. candidus - Romania and s Ukraine to Greece
  • D. m. paphlagoniae - n Turkey
  • D. m. tenuirostris - Caucasus and Transcaucasia (sw Asia)
  • D. m. poelzami - se Azerbaijan, n Iran and sw Turkmenistan
  • D. m. japonicus - se Siberia, ne China, Korean Peninsula and n, c Japan
  • D. m. wulashanicus - Inner Mongolia (n China)
  • D. m. cabanisi - e China
  • D. m. beicki - c China
  • D. m. mandarinus - s China and e Myanmar to n Laos and n Vietnam
  • D. m. stresemanni - ne India, ne Myanmar to se Tibet and sc China (w Sichuan, Yunnan)
  • D. m. hainanus - Hainan I. (off se China)
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Updated at: 2024-02-19 11:24:31
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