Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Picimorphes > Family: Picidae > Genus: Dendrocopos > Species: Dendrocopos major canariensis

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Teneriffe subspecies) - Dendrocopos major canariensis Koenig, 1889

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Valid parent species Dendrocopos major
Breeding habitats
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code A427


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Not evaluated


Least Concern


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000107 Spain Montes y cumbre de Tenerife Map
ES7020054 Spain Corona Forestal Map

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Buntspecht (Unterart von Teneriffa) German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Teneriffe subspecies) English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Grote bonte specht (Tenerife-ondersoort) Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Käpytikka (alalaji Teneriffa) Finnish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pic épeiche (sous-espèce de Ténériffe) French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pica-pau de Tenerife Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Picchio rosso maggiore (sottospecie di Tenerife) Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pico picapinos de Tenerife Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Stor flagspætte (underart fra Tenerifa) Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Större hackspett (underart från Teneriffa) Swedish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Bird action plan
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ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information

External data

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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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