Classification
Within iNaturalist.org

All Names

  • German
    • Blutspecht
  • Scientific Names
    • Dendrocopos syriacus
  • English
    • Syrian Woodpecker
  • Hebrew
    • נקר סורי
  • Portuguese
    • Pica-pau-dos-balcãs

Guide Colors

     

Extras

Taxonomic changes »

Taxon schemes »

Make taxonomic Flickr tags for this taxon »

Invite photos from other sites »

Wikipedia taxobox »

Search descendant taxa »

Embed a widget for this taxon on your website »

Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus

Observer

dendzo

Date

June 28, 2016 10:46 AM CEST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus

Observer

houman_drd

Date

July 22, 2016 12:06 PM IRDT

Description

The Syrian woodpecker is 23–25 cm long, and is very similar to the great spotted woodpecker, Dendrocopos major. The upper parts of the male are glossy black, with a crimson spot on the nape and white on the sides of the face and neck. On the shoulder is a large white patch and the flight feathers are barred with black and white. The three outer tail feathers show only a few white spots; these show when the short stiff tail is outspread, acting as a support in climbing. The under parts are buffish white, the abdomen and under tail coverts reddish. The long bill is slate black and the legs greenish grey. The female has no crimson on the nape, and in the young this nape spot is absent, but the crown is crimson.it differs from the smaller lesser spotted woodpecker by the crimson on the abdomen.

It is much harder to distinguish Syrian woodpecker from great spotted woodpecker. Syrian has a longer bill, and lacks the white tail barring of great spotted. Another important distinction is that Syrian does not have the black line connecting the moustachial stripe to the nape shown by the more widespread species.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus

Observer

houman_drd

Date

January 21, 2016 09:46 AM IRST

Description

The Syrian woodpecker is 23–25 cm long, and is very similar to the great spotted woodpecker, Dendrocopos major. The upper parts of the male are glossy black, with a crimson spot on the nape and white on the sides of the face and neck. On the shoulder is a large white patch and the flight feathers are barred with black and white. The three outer tail feathers show only a few white spots; these show when the short stiff tail is outspread, acting as a support in climbing. The under parts are buffish white, the abdomen and under tail coverts reddish. The long bill is slate black and the legs greenish grey. The female has no crimson on the nape, and in the young this nape spot is absent, but the crown is crimson.it differs from the smaller lesser spotted woodpecker by the crimson on the abdomen.

It is much harder to distinguish Syrian woodpecker from great spotted woodpecker. Syrian has a longer bill, and lacks the white tail barring of great spotted. Another important distinction is that Syrian does not have the black line connecting the moustachial stripe to the nape shown by the more widespread species.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus

Observer

houman_drd

Date

December 24, 2015 05:50 PM IRST

Description

The Syrian woodpecker is 23–25 cm long, and is very similar to the great spotted woodpecker, Dendrocopos major. The upper parts of the male are glossy black, with a crimson spot on the nape and white on the sides of the face and neck. On the shoulder is a large white patch and the flight feathers are barred with black and white. The three outer tail feathers show only a few white spots; these show when the short stiff tail is outspread, acting as a support in climbing. The under parts are buffish white, the abdomen and under tail coverts reddish. The long bill is slate black and the legs greenish grey. The female has no crimson on the nape, and in the young this nape spot is absent, but the crown is crimson.it differs from the smaller lesser spotted woodpecker by the crimson on the abdomen.

It is much harder to distinguish Syrian woodpecker from great spotted woodpecker. Syrian has a longer bill, and lacks the white tail barring of great spotted. Another important distinction is that Syrian does not have the black line connecting the moustachial stripe to the nape shown by the more widespread species.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus

Observer

houman_drd

Date

February 9, 2016 10:56 AM IRST

Description

The Syrian woodpecker is 23–25 cm long, and is very similar to the great spotted woodpecker, Dendrocopos major. The upper parts of the male are glossy black, with a crimson spot on the nape and white on the sides of the face and neck. On the shoulder is a large white patch and the flight feathers are barred with black and white. The three outer tail feathers show only a few white spots; these show when the short stiff tail is outspread, acting as a support in climbing. The under parts are buffish white, the abdomen and under tail coverts reddish. The long bill is slate black and the legs greenish grey. The female has no crimson on the nape, and in the young this nape spot is absent, but the crown is crimson.it differs from the smaller lesser spotted woodpecker by the crimson on the abdomen.

It is much harder to distinguish Syrian woodpecker from great spotted woodpecker. Syrian has a longer bill, and lacks the white tail barring of great spotted. Another important distinction is that Syrian does not have the black line connecting the moustachial stripe to the nape shown by the more widespread species.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus

Observer

ariel-shamir

Date

July 23, 2016

Place

Golan, IL (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus

Observer

slsfirefight

Date

June 17, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus

Observer

kazesmoshe

Date

June 8, 2016 06:43 AM AST

Place

Golan, IL (Google, OSM)

Description

השכמה מדי בוקר...

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus

Observer

cholzapfel

Date

March 4, 2016

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus

Observer

hadasparag

Date

March 4, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus

Observer

elorlevi

Date

May 22, 2016 07:18 AM AST

Place

Golan, IL (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus

Observer

anis

Date

May 8, 2016 04:01 PM AMT
View all observations

Description from Wikipedia

The Syrian Woodpecker (Dendrocopos syriacus) is a member of the woodpecker family, the Picidae.

Logo eee 15px

Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
    Member of the iNaturalist Network   |   Powered by iNaturalist open source software