Middle Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos medius

(D. m. caucasicus)

Armenian Name: Միջին փայտփոր
Species Status: Undetermined Species - Species of Special Concern
Middle Spotted Woodpecker

See Plate 38 for Middle Spotted Woodpecker and other similar species

Resident Status: Year-round resident
Abundance: Common
Length:20-22 cm, Wing Span:33-34 cm
Distribution Map: Map 200.
Adult: Mostly white head with red crown. Black upperparts with white scapular patches; yellowish wash on breast and belly, streaked flanks, and pink undertail coverts. Black head stripe does not touch bill or nape.
Juvenile: Similar to adult but crown duller and face darker.
Similar Species: Differs from all other woodpeckers by combination of white scapular patches, black stripe not touching bill or nape, streaked flanks, and red crown.
Behavior: Often forages in crown of tree. Restless and active.
Habitat: Deciduous forests.
Food: Invertebrates, especially ants and bark beetles.
Nest: Cavity in tree.
Eggs: 25 mm, 4-7, white.