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White-Backed Woodpecker

Dendrocopos leucotos (Bechstein, 1803)

Белоспинный дятел | Ақжон тоқылдақ

Uralsk, Kirov park, West Kazakhstan oblast
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Breeds in Ural valley (in south to Kalmykovo village), in Kokchetav upland, in Irtysh valley, on Southwest Altai, in Kalbinskiy Altai and on Cherny Irtysh valley. On dispersal recorded at Zaysan depression.


Rare resident. Inhabits the deciduous or mixed pine-birch forests both on plain and in mountain at altitudes up to 1450 m. Breeds in separate pairs, nest is located in tree holes (birch, willow) at height 2-7 m above the ground. Every year bores new nesting hole, old holes not used. Clutch of 3-5 eggs is laid in end of April – early May, juveniles fledge in mid-end June.


Dendrocopos leucotos uralensis (Malherbe, 1861)


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.



Dendrocopos leucotos uralensis
(Malherbe, 1861)

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