White-backed Woodpecker

Dendrocopos leucotos

(D. l. lilfordi)

Armenian Name: Սպիտակամեջք փայտփոր
Species Status: Endangered Species - Species of Special Concern
White-backed Woodpecker

See Plate 38 for White-backed Woodpecker and other similar species

Resident Status: Casual
Length:24-26 cm, Wing Span:38-40 cm
Distribution Map: Map 201.
Description: Black and white barred upperparts with whitish rump; heavily streaked flanks, and pink undertail coverts. Black head stripe touches bill but not nape. Male has red crown edged black; female an all-black crown.
Juvenile: Extensive brown tips to head and underpart feathers.
Similar Species: Differs from other black-and-white woodpeckers by large size, heavily streaked flanks, pink undertail coverts, and barred upperparts.
Behavior: Forages primarily on soft rotting wood and diseased trees. Flight slow and powerful.
Habitat: Mature deciduous forests with abundant dead wood.
Food: Invertebrates, some nuts and berries.