Medium-sized woodpecker (L 22 cm). The Great Spotted Woodpecker inhabits exclusivelly old pine forest with Pinus canariensis, between 800 and 1,800 m, including groves of Chamaecytisus proliferus and Adenocarpus foliosus. Feeds on insects. Resident.
Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
This subspecies endemic to Tenerife and its breeding population is unlikely to exceed a hundred pairs. The destruction of old pine forest over the past years has lead to habitat fragmentation. Hunting and collecting for scientific purposes also affect negatively Great Spotted Woodpecker.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
Population : 100 pairs
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