Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopus minor

(D. m. colchicus)

Armenian Name: Փոքր փայտփոր
Species Status: Undetermined Species - Species of Special Concern
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

See Plate 38 for Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and other similar species

Resident Status: Year-round resident
Abundance: Rare
Length:14-15 cm, Wing Span:25-27 cm
Distribution Map: Map 202.
Description: Small woodpecker with mostly white back, streaked underparts, and very small bill. Black head stripe forks to touch bill but not nape. Male has dull red crown; female has pale brown on forecrown.
Similar Species: Differs from other woodpeckers by very small bill and mostly white back.
Behavior: Flight action more fluttering than other woodpeckers. Often forages high in canopy or low scrub; uses smaller branches than other woodpeckers.
Habitat: Deciduous forests, orchards.
Food: Invertebrates, rarely fruit.
Nest: Cavity in tree.
Eggs: 19 mm, 4-6, white.