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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)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 1 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code A427


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Threat and EU population 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

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

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

Protected sites

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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
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Other resources

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External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 3336 7100