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Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major


The Great Spotted Woodpecker (or Greater Spotted Woodpecker), Dendrocopos major, is a bird species of the woodpecker family (Picidae). It is distributed throughout Europe and northern Asia, and usually resident year-round except in the colder parts of its range. It is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN, being widely distributed and quite common. A significant recent increase in the British population has been suggested as the cause of the recolonisation of Ireland.


The woods in and around a small wildlife park in Saerbeck, Germany.

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Saerbeck, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Lat: 52.16, Long: 7.67

Spotted on Apr 1, 2013
Submitted on Jul 19, 2013

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