Syrian woodpecker

One of the only birds that can drill a hole in the hardest of wood

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The woodpecker is a resident breeding bird from southern Europe to Iran. In recent years, its distribution has moved farther northwest into Europe. It lives in open forests, plantations of trees and shrubs, and parks, relying on ancient trees for food and nesting places. Despite its coloration, it is often an unnoticed bird.

The woodpecker is 23cm (9 in) long and looks like the Dendrocopos major and the giant spotted woodpecker. The male has a glossy black upper body with a red mark on the nape and white on the forehead, sides of the face, and neck. The flight feathers are black with white patches creating three wingbars, and there is a big white patch on the shoulder. Only a few white dots may be seen on the three outer tail feathers when the short, stiff tail is fanned out for climbing support.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Albania
2016
Breeding
Armenia
2016
Breeding
Austria
2016
Azerbaijan
2016
Belarus
2016
Bosnia And Herz.
2016
Breeding
Bulgaria
2016
Croatia
2016
Czechia
2016
Egypt
2016
Georgia
2016
Breeding
Germany
2016
Non-Breeding
Greece
2016
Hungary
2016
Iran
2016
Iraq
2016
Israel
2016
Breeding
Jordan
2016
Lebanon
0
Official estimate
EX
2016
Extinct locally
Moldova
2016
Montenegro
2016
Breeding
North Macedonia
2016
Poland
2016
Breeding
Romania
2016
Russia
2016
Breeding: European Russia
Serbia
2016
Breeding
Slovakia
2016
Slovenia
2016
Breeding
Spain
2016
Non-Breeding
Syria
2016
Turkey
2016
Ukraine
2016

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No