Leiopicus medius (Middle Spotted Woodpecker)

Val
19 Identification requests
Found:
30.11.-0001
Added:
16.12.2018

Discussion

I know at least some of those are from middle spotted woodpeckers, but could any of them possibly be from great spotted woodpeckers?
Val
Forgot to mention sizes, largest primary is 11cm, smallest primary is 8cm and tail feathers about 8.5cm
Alex
Administrator
It's almost impossible to say with single moulted feathers. The cubic white pattern speaks for middle, the tail feathers look also like medius
Val
Okay, thanks!
astumpner
I know it is a little bit south of its typical range, but to me this looks more like D. syricaus than the others.
Val
Syrian woodpeckers have never been observed in the area, and their wing bands a lot more different than the ones on those feathers. Tail bands also don’t really match. I’ll agree with the middle spotted here.

Identification

Leiopicus medius (Middle Spotted Woodpecker)
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