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

Dendrocopos major thanneri Le Roi, 1911

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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 3 are designated for this species
Valid parent species Dendrocopos major
Breeding habitats
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code A428


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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
ES0000110 Spain Ayagaures y Pilancones Map
ES0000113 Spain Macizo de Tauro Map
ES0000346 Spain Tamadaba Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Buntspecht (Unterart von Gran Canaria) German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Grote bonte specht (Gran Canaria-ondersoort) Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Käpytikka (alalaji Kanaria) Finnish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pic épeiche (sous-espèce de la Grande Canarie) French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pica-pau de Gran Canaria Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Picchio rosso maggiore (sottospecie dell'isola Grande Canaria) Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Pico picapinos de Gran Canaria Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Stor flagspætte (underart fra Gran Canaria) Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Större hackspett (underart från Gran Canaria) Swedish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Bird action plan
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure

External data

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