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 Dendrocopos leucotos
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IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2014 Not Recognised
2012 Least Concern
2011 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type   Average mass 108 g

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Albania Native Extant Yes      
Armenia Native Extant Yes      
Austria Native Extant       Yes
Azerbaijan Native Extant       Yes
Belarus Native Extant       Yes
Belgium Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant Yes      
Bulgaria Native Extant       Yes
China (mainland) Native Extant Yes      
Croatia Native Extant       Yes
Czech Republic Native Extant       Yes
Estonia Native Extant       Yes
Finland Native Extant       Yes
France Native Extant       Yes
Georgia Native Extant Yes      
Germany Native Extant Yes      
Greece Native Extant       Yes
Hungary Native Extant       Yes
Italy Native Extant       Yes
Japan Native Extant Yes      
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes      
Latvia Native Extant       Yes
Liechtenstein Native Extant       Yes
Lithuania Native Extant       Yes
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Moldova Native Extant       Yes
Mongolia Native Extant Yes      
Montenegro Native Extant Yes      
Netherlands Vagrant Extant   Yes    
North Korea Native Extant Yes      
Norway Native Extant Yes      
Poland Native Extant Yes      
Romania Native Extant       Yes
Russia (Asian) Native Extant Yes      
Russia (Central Asian) Native Extant       Yes
Russia (European) Native Extant Yes      
Serbia Native Extant Yes      
Slovakia Native Extant       Yes
Slovenia Native Extant       Yes
South Korea Native Extant Yes      
Spain Native Extant       Yes
Sweden Native Extant       Yes
Switzerland Native Extant Yes      
Taiwan (China) Native Extant Yes      
Turkey Native Extant       Yes
Ukraine Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Austria Karwendel site factsheet
Austria Northern Kalkalpen site factsheet
Austria Ötscher-Dürrenstein site factsheet
Austria Slope forests in the Klostertal site factsheet
Austria Vienna forest site factsheet
Bulgaria Central Balkan site factsheet
Bulgaria Dobrostan site factsheet
Bulgaria Pirin site factsheet
Bulgaria Rila site factsheet
Bulgaria Sredna Gora site factsheet
Bulgaria Strandzha site factsheet
Bulgaria Western Balkan site factsheet
Bulgaria Western Rhodopes site factsheet
Czech Republic Beskydy mountains site factsheet
Czech Republic Hostynske vrchy hills site factsheet
Estonia Alam-Pedja site factsheet
Estonia Põhja-Liivimaa site factsheet
Estonia Väinameri site factsheet
France Haute Soule : massif de la Pierre-St-Martin. site factsheet
France Hautes Vallées d'Aspe et d'Ossau site factsheet
France Vallées du Lis et de la Pique site factsheet
Greece Antikhassia mountains and Meteora site factsheet
Greece Mavrovouni mountain, Larissa site factsheet
Hungary Börzsöny site factsheet
Hungary Bükk site factsheet
Hungary Mátra site factsheet
Hungary North Bakony site factsheet
Hungary Zemplén Mountains site factsheet
Italy Abruzzo National Park site factsheet
Latvia Gauja national park site factsheet
Latvia Kemeri national park site factsheet
Latvia Kuja site factsheet
Latvia Vecumi site factsheet
Latvia Ziemelgauja site factsheet
Latvia Zvarde forest site factsheet
Lithuania Babtai-Varlenai forest complex site factsheet
Lithuania Gruzai, Uzulenis, Taujenai, Skaistuziai and neighbouring forests complex site factsheet
Lithuania Lanciunava forest site factsheet
Lithuania Padauguva forest complex site factsheet
Lithuania Zuvintas Biosphere Reserve site factsheet
Poland Beskid Niski Mountains site factsheet
Poland Beskid Zywiecki Mountains site factsheet
Poland Bialowieza Forest site factsheet
Poland Biebrza river valley site factsheet
Poland Bieszczady Mountains site factsheet
Poland Borecka forest site factsheet
Poland Gorce mountains site factsheet
Poland Przemysl Plateau site factsheet
Poland Roztocze site factsheet
Poland Slonne Mountains site factsheet
Romania Almăjului Mountains - Locvei site factsheet
Romania Baraolt Mountains - Bodoc site factsheet
Romania Caraş gorge - Semenic Mountains site factsheet
Romania Dealurile Nordice ale Munţilor Făgăraş site factsheet
Romania Domogled - Cernei valley site factsheet
Romania Frumoasa site factsheet
Romania Grădiştea Muncelului site factsheet
Romania Nerei gorge - Beuşniţa site factsheet
Romania Padiş - Vlădeasa mountain site factsheet
Romania Trascău Mountains site factsheet
Slovakia Laborecka upland site factsheet
Slovakia Slanské hills site factsheet
Slovakia Velká Fatra site factsheet
Slovakia Vihorlat site factsheet
Slovakia Volovské hills site factsheet
Slovenia Gluha loza site factsheet
Slovenia Kočevsko site factsheet
Slovenia Snežnik plateau and Pivka valley site factsheet
Slovenia Trnovski gozd site factsheet
Spain Belagua-Ansó-Hecho site factsheet
Spain Roncesvalles-Irati-Abodi mountain range site factsheet
Turkey Yenice forest site factsheet


Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Dendrocopos leucotos. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Not Recognised
Family Picidae (Woodpeckers)
Species name author (Bechstein, 1803)
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species