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Syrian Woodpecker
Dendrocopos syriacus

Map of the common names


Medium-sized woodpecker (L 22 cm), differs from other "pied" woodpecker in lack of black stripe in face which leads to a whiter appearance. Common in woodland, around clumps of trees, parks, gardens, cultivated country and nearby settlements. Feeds on insects. Resident.

Watercolour by Serge Nicolle

Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I

Deterioration of habitat and loss of diversity are probably the major threats.

Distribution map

yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor

Population : 5,000 / 10,000 pairs

Drawing by Manuel Manolos

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