Middle Spotted Woodpecker
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|Picture taken at Las Arkonski near Szczecin city.|
The Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius) is a European woodpecker belonging to the genus Dendrocopos. The Middle Spotted Woodpecker is 20–22 cm long and has plumage similar to the Great Spotted Woodpecker. Wingspan: 29-39 cm. As with that species the upperparts are predominantly black with white oval wing patches and white barring on the wings, and the underparts are white. The main differences are a red crown, lack of a black moustachial stripe, a pink vent, and dark streaks on the flanks.
The Middle Spotted Woodpecker occurs only in Europe and southwest Asia, from northern Spain and France east to Poland and Ukraine, and south to central Italy (where local), the Balkan Peninsula, Lithuania, Latvia, Turkey and the Caucasus. This species used to breed in Sweden but became extirpated in the 80's. However, Middle Spotted Woodpeckers have been seen in Sweden in appropriate breeding habitats after the extirpation. Due to its sedentary na-ture it has never been recorded in Great Britain. It prefers deciduous forest regions, especially areas with old oak, hornbeam and elm, and a patchwork of clearings, pasture and dense wood-land.
PL – dzięcioł średni. Spośród innych dzięciołów wyróżnia go czerwone ubarwienie wierzchu głowy. Długość jego ciała wynosi ok. 20–22 cm, rozpiętość skrzydeł 29–39 cm, zaś masa ciała ok. 54–85 g. (samce są nieco cięższe). Zamieszkuje zachodnią, środkową i południową Europę poza Półwyspem Pirenejskim, Półwyspem Skandynawskim i Wyspami Brytyjskimi oraz Kaukaz i Azję Mniejszą po Iran i Irak.
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