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Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos minor minor (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Uralsk, Chagan bank, West Kazakhstan oblast
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Under parts are darker than kamtschatkensis, often buffy-tinged. White on mantle occupies less space than kamtschatkensis; and has distinct black cross pattern. Dark streaks on breast-flanks and belly-flanks are faint. Black bands on tail feathers arrange more correct than kamtschatkensis.


Lives in middle and lower current Ural valley, in south to Budarino village. On dispersing occurs in northern part of Volga-Ural area, in Ural valley in south to Atyrau, and in Naurzum pine forest.


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 minor
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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Dendrocopos minor kamtschatkensis
(Malherbe, 1861)
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