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

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos minor (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU Population status
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 256 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code A240


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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.

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
DE2752302 Germany Salveytal Map
DE2931401 Germany Drawehn Map
DE2933401 Germany Lucie Map
DE3346301 Germany Tegeler Fließtal Map
DE3930301 Germany Fallsteingebiet nördlich Osterwieck Map
DE4625301 Germany Ebenhöhe-Liebenberg Map
DE4825301 Germany Trimberg bei Reichensachsen Map
DE4826302 Germany Eichenberg bei Frieda Map
DE4920301 Germany Bernertsgrund bei Löhlbach Map
DE5021301 Germany Leistwiesen bei Rommershausen Map
DE5125303 Germany Stöckig - Ruppertshöhe Map
DE5224302 Germany Moor bei Wehrda Map
DE5409401 Germany Ahrmündung Map
DE5507401 Germany Ahrgebirge Map
DE5717301 Germany Kirdorfer Feld bei Bad Homburg Map
DE5723302 Germany Westerngrund von Neuengronau und Breunings Map
DE5818401 Germany Main bei Mühlheim und NSG 'Rumpenheimer und Bürgeler Kiesgruben' Map
DE5819308 Germany Erlensee bei Erlensee und Bulau bei Hanau Map
DE5912302 Germany Lorcher Werth Map
DE5914303 Germany Rheinniederung Mainz-Bingen Map
DE5915301 Germany Rettbergsaue bei Wiesbaden Map
DE5916301 Germany Falkenberg und Geißberg bei Flörsheim Map
DE5920401 Germany Bong'sche Grube und Mainflinger Mainufer Map
DE6016401 Germany Mainmündung und Ginsheimer Altrhein Map
DE6017304 Germany Mönchbruch von Mörfelden u.Rüsselsheim u.Gundwiesen von Mörfelden Map
DE6018305 Germany Kranichsteiner Wald mit Hegbachaue,Mörsbacher Grund u. Silzwiesen Map
DE6316401 Germany Lampertheimer Altrhein Map
DE6505301 Germany Steilhänge der Saar Map
DE6508301 Germany Naturschutzgroßvorhaben Ill Map
DE6519304 Germany Odenwald bei Hirschhorn Map
DE6914301 Germany Bienwaldschwemmfächer Map
EE0010173 Estonia Lahemaa Map
EE0040344 Estonia Põhja-Liivimaa Map
ES0000143 Spain Marismas de Santoña, Victoria y Joyel y Ría de Ajo Map
ES0000329 Spain Embalse de Valdecañas Map
ES0000355 Spain Hurdes Map
ES1200038 Spain Carbayera de El Tragamón Map
ES1300007 Spain Marismas de Santoña, Victoria y Joyel Map
ES4320039 Spain Sierra de las Villuercas y Valle del Guadarranque Map
FR1110102 France Marais d'Itteville et de Fontenay-le-Vicomte Map
IT1140011 Italy Val Grande Map
IT1321205 Italy Rocchetta Cairo Map
IT1323115 Italy Lago di Osiglia Map
IT1323920 Italy Monte Galero Map
IT1330213 Italy Conglomerato di Vobbia Map
IT1330620 Italy Pian della Badia (Tiglieto) Map
IT1330905 Italy Parco dell'Antola Map
IT1331019 Italy Lago Brugneto Map
IT2010007 Italy Palude Brabbia Map
IT2010011 Italy Paludi di Arsago Map
IT2010012 Italy Brughiera del Dosso Map
IT2010014 Italy Turbigaccio, Boschi di Castelletto e Lanca di Bernate Map
IT2020003 Italy Palude di Albate Map
IT2020005 Italy Lago di Alserio Map
IT2020006 Italy Lago di Pusiano Map
IT2020007 Italy Pineta pedemontana di Appiano Gentile Map
IT2050002 Italy Boschi delle Groane Map
IT2050003 Italy Valle del Rio Pegorino Map
IT2050005 Italy Boschi della Fagiana Map
IT2050010 Italy Oasi di Lacchiarella Map
IT2060015 Italy Bosco de l'Isola Map
IT2080002 Italy Basso corso e sponde del Ticino Map
IT2080015 Italy San Massimo Map
IT2080016 Italy Boschi del Vignolo Map
IT2080019 Italy Boschi di Vaccarizza Map
IT2080301 Italy Boschi del Ticino Map
IT20A0001 Italy Morta di Pizzighettone Map
IT20B0011 Italy Bosco Fontana Map
IT3320026 Italy Risorgive dello Stella Map
IT4020021 Italy Medio Taro Map
IT4050001 Italy Gessi Bolognesi, Calanchi dell'Abbadessa Map
IT4050012 Italy Contrafforte Pliocenico Map
IT5120016 Italy Macchia lucchese Map
IT5140004 Italy Giogo - Colla di Casaglia Map
IT5170002 Italy Selva Pisana Map
IT5180002 Italy Foreste Alto Bacino dell'Arno Map
IT5180004 Italy Camaldoli, Scodella, Campigna, Badia Prataglia Map
IT5180018 Italy Foreste di Camaldoli e Badia Prataglia Map
IT5210001 Italy Boschi di Monti di Sodolungo - Rosso (Città di Castello) Map
IT5210003 Italy Fiume Tevere tra San Giustino e Pierantonio Map
IT5210004 Italy Boschi di Pietralunga Map
IT5210005 Italy Gola del Corno di Catria Map
IT5210007 Italy Valle delle Prigioni (Monte Cucco) Map
IT5210009 Italy Monte Cucco (sommità) Map
IT5210012 Italy Boschi di Montelovesco - Monte delle Portole Map
IT5210015 Italy Valle del Torrente Nese - Monti Acuto - Corona Map
IT5210023 Italy Colli Selvalonga - Il Monte (Assisi) Map
IT5210071 Italy Monti Sibillini (versante umbro) Map
IT5210072 Italy Palude di Colfiorito Map
IT5210074 Italy Poggio Pantano (Scheggia) Map
IT5210075 Italy Boschi e pascoli di Fratticiola Selvatica (Valfabbrica) Map
IT5210076 Italy Monte Alago (Nocera Umbra) Map
IT7221132 Italy Monte di Mezzo Map
IT9210020 Italy Bosco Cupolicchio Map
IT9210105 Italy Dolomiti di Pietrapertosa Map
IT9210190 Italy Monte Paratiello Map
IT9210195 Italy Monte Raparo Map
IT9210200 Italy Monte Sirino Map
IT9210205 Italy Monte Volturino Map
IT9210210 Italy Monte Vulture Map
IT9220055 Italy Bosco Pantano di Policoro e Costa Ionica Foce Sinni Map
IT9220130 Italy Foresta Gallipoli - Cognato Map
IT9220260 Italy Valle Basento Grassano Scalo - Grottole Map
LU0002005 Luxembourg Vallée de l'Ernz Blanche de Bourglinster à Fischbach Map
LV0528900 Latvia Panemunes mezi Map
PLB040003 Poland Dolina Dolnej Wisły Map
IT9210115 Italy Faggeta di Monte Pierfaone Map
IT9310056 Italy Bosco di Mavigliano Map
DE6018307 Germany Neuwiese und Wald nordöstlich von Messel Map
SKUEV0332 Slovakia Cergov Map
IT9210270 Italy Appennino Lucano, Monte Volturino Map
SKUEV0163 Slovakia Rudava Map
IT5220014 Italy Valle del Serra (Monti Martani) Map
DE6519450 Germany Unteres Neckartal bei Hirschhorn Map
IT5210017 Italy Boschi di Pischiello - Torre Civitella Map
IT2010022 Italy Alnete del Lago di Varese Map
IT5210027 Italy Monte Subasio (sommità) Map
SKUEV0363 Slovakia Tahan Map
SKUEV0218 Slovakia Mociarka Map
SKUEV0119 Slovakia Siroka Map
SKUEV0166 Slovakia Ciglat Map
SKUEV0034 Slovakia Borsiansky les Map
IT7212126 Italy Pantano Zittola - Feudo Valcocchiara Map
SKUEV0113 Slovakia Dlhe luky Map
DE5821303 Germany Hailerer Sonnenberg und angrenzende Magerasenflächen Map
IT7218215 Italy Abeti Soprani - Monte Campo - Monte Castelbarone - Sorgenti del Verde Map
SKUEV0311 Slovakia Kacenky Map
IT7218217 Italy Bosco Vallazzuna Map
IT20A0401 Italy Riserva Regionale Bosco Ronchetti Map
SKUEV0352 Slovakia Hrusovska lesostep Map
IT2040403 Italy Riserva Regionale Paluaccio di Oga Map
SKUEV0313 Slovakia Devinske jazero Map
SKUEV0102 Slovakia Certov Map
SKUEV0006 Slovakia Latorica Map
DE5728471 Germany Haßbergetrauf und Bundorfer Wald Map
IT3341002 Italy Aree Carsiche della Venezia Giulia Map
SKUEV0177 Slovakia Smolzie Map
IT5140012 Italy Vallombrosa e Bosco di S. Antonio Map
SKUEV0282 Slovakia Tisovsky kras Map
IT20B0501 Italy Viadana, Portiolo, San Benedetto Po e Ostiglia Map
DE7744471 Germany Salzach und Inn Map
IT7212124 Italy Bosco Monte di Mezzo-Monte Miglio-Pennataro-Monte Capraro-Monte Cavallerizzo Map
SKUEV0116 Slovakia Jakubovske rybniky Map
SKUEV0165 Slovakia Kutsky les Map
IT9210180 Italy Monte della Madonna di Viggiano Map
IT9210240 Italy Serra di Calvello Map
IT4050029 Italy Boschi di San Luca e Destra Reno Map
IT2040401 Italy Parco Regionale Orobie Valtellinesi Map
SKUEV0062 Slovakia Priboj Map
SKUEV0171 Slovakia Zelienka Map
IT5210025 Italy Ansa degli Ornari (Perugia) Map
SKUEV0343 Slovakia Plesivske strane Map
SKUEV0226 Slovakia Vanisovec Map
IT5220013 Italy Monte Torre Maggiore (Monti Martani) Map
SKUEV0026 Slovakia Raskovsky luh Map
DE6117403 Germany Prinzenberg bei Darmstadt-Eberstadt Map
DE4822304 Germany Untere Eder Map
SKUEV0284 Slovakia Teplicke strane Map
SKUEV0220 Slovakia Sastinsky potok Map
DE4720304 Germany Edersee-Steilhänge Map
SKUEV0356 Slovakia Horny vrch Map
SKUEV0125 Slovakia Gajarske aluvium Moravy Map
DE6017401 Germany Mönchbruch und Wälder bei Mörfelden-Walldorf und Groß-Gerau Map
DE4917350 Germany Obere Eder Map
IT7212121 Italy Gruppo della Meta - Catena delle Mainarde Map
DE6417450 Germany Wälder der südlichen hessischen Oberrheinebene Map
IT2010019 Italy Monti della Valcuvia Map
IT9220030 Italy Bosco di Montepiano Map
SKUEV0317 Slovakia Rozporec Map
DE6116450 Germany Hessisches Ried mit Kühkopf-Knoblochsaue Map
IT5220021 Italy Piani di Ruschio (Stroncone) Map
DE5325350 Germany Ulsteraue Map
SKUEV0168 Slovakia Horny les Map
IT4020024 Italy San Genesio Map
IT9210070 Italy Bosco Vaccarizzo Map
SKUEV0148 Slovakia Vlara Map
SKUEV0315 Slovakia Skalicke aluvium Moravy Map
IT9210035 Italy Bosco di Rifreddo Map
SKUEV0341 Slovakia Dolny vrch Map
SKUEV0367 Slovakia Holubyho kopanice Map
SKUEV0310 Slovakia Kralovoholske Tatry Map
SKUEV0219 Slovakia Malina Map
SKUEV0124 Slovakia Bogdalicky vrch Map
DE6016402 Germany Streuobst-Trockenwiesen bei Nauheim und Königstädten Map
IT9210045 Italy Bosco Mangarrone (Rivello) Map
IT5210016 Italy Boschi di Castel Rigone Map
SKUEV0007 Slovakia Cicarovsky les Map
IT9210185 Italy Monte La Spina, Monte Zaccana Map
DE6533471 Germany Nürnberger Reichswald Map
DE5325308 Germany Nüst ab Mahlerts Map
DE5914450 Germany Inselrhein Map
SKUEV0179 Slovakia Cerveny rybnik Map
SKUEV0019 Slovakia Tarbucka Map
DE6139471 Germany Waldnaabaue westlich Tirschenreuth Map
IT20A0015 Italy Bosco Ronchetti Map
DE5722401 Germany Spessart bei Bad Orb Map
IT4020026 Italy Boschi dei Ghirardi Map
SKUEV0003 Slovakia Rimava Map
FR5212007 France Marais du Mès, baie et dunes de Pont-Mahé, étang du Pont de Fer Map
SKUEV0178 Slovakia V studienkach Map
SKUEV0037 Slovakia Oborinsky les Map
IT5210046 Italy Valnerina Map
DE6217403 Germany Hessische Altneckarschlingen Map
SKUEV0357 Slovakia Cerova vrchovina Map
SKUEV0353 Slovakia Plesivska planina Map
IT9210143 Italy Lago Pertusillo Map
IT5210042 Italy Lecceta di Sassovivo (Foligno) Map
IT9210110 Italy Faggeta di Moliterno Map
IT4020022 Italy Basso Taro Map
DE4926350 Germany Boyneburg und Schickeberg bei Breitau Map
IT5210038 Italy Sasso di Pale Map
SKUEV0342 Slovakia Drienovec Map
SKUEV0117 Slovakia Abrod Map
SKUEV0288 Slovakia Kysucke Beskydy Map
IT2080501 Italy Risaie della Lomellina Map
IT3340006 Italy Carso Triestino e Goriziano Map
SKUEV0364 Slovakia Pokoradzske jazierka Map
IT20A0013 Italy Lanca di Gerole Map
IT7212125 Italy Pesche - MonteTotila Map
SKUEV0064 Slovakia Bratislavske luhy Map
IT9210170 Italy Monte Caldarosa Map
IT9210140 Italy Grotticelle di Monticchio Map
DE7932471 Germany Ammerseegebiet Map
IT20A0014 Italy Lancone di Gussola Map
IT20B0015 Italy Pomponesco Map
IT20B0402 Italy Riserva Regionale Garzaia di Pomponesco Map
SKUEV0331 Slovakia Cergovsky Mincol Map
DE5624307 Germany Stoppelsberg bei Weichersbach und Haag-Stiftes bei Oberzell Map
DE6116350 Germany Kühkopf-Knoblochsaue Map
IT5210077 Italy Boschi a Farnetto di Collestrada (Perugia) Map
SKUEV0121 Slovakia Marhecke rybniky Map
IT9210271 Italy Appennino Lucano, Valle Agri, Monte Sirino, Monte Raparo Map
DE6216450 Germany Rheinauen bei Biblis und Groß-Rohrheim Map
IT20A0402 Italy Riserva Regionale Lanca di Gerole Map
IT2010502 Italy Canneti del Lago Maggiore Map
DE6217404 Germany Jägersburger / Gernsheimer Wald Map
SKUEV0161 Slovakia Suchohradske aluvium Moravy Map
DE6019401 Germany Sandkiefernwälder in der östlichen Untermainebene Map
ROSPA0062 Romania Lacurile de acumulare de pe Argeș Map
DE2725301 Germany Lüneburger Heide Map
DE2446401 Germany Waldlandschaft bei Cölpin Map
DE2243401 Germany Wald bei Grammentin Map
IT9210150 Italy Monte Coccovello - Monte Crivo - Monte Crive Map
IT9210266 Italy Valle del Tuorno - Bosco Luceto Map
IT4090006 Italy Versanti occidentali del Monte Carpegna, Torrente Messa, Poggio di Miratoio Map
IT5150003 Italy Appennino pratese Map
AT2218000 Austria Feistritzklamm/Herberstein Map
AT2213000 Austria Steirische Grenzmur mit Gamlitzbach und Gnasbach Map
AT2230000 Austria Teile des südoststeirischen Hügellandes inklusive Höll und Grabenlandbäche Map
AT2208000 Austria Lafnitztal - Neudauer Teiche Map
AT2225000 Austria Demmerkogel-Südhänge, Wellinggraben mit Sulm-, Saggau- und Laßnitzabschnitten und Pößnitzbach Map
ROSPA0140 Romania Scroviștea Map
ROSPA0114 Romania Cursul Mijlociu al Someșului Map
IT4020027 Italy Cronovilla Map
IT4050032 Italy Monte dei Cucchi, Pian di Balestra Map
IT2080024 Italy Sassi Neri - Pietra Corva Map

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Dvergspett Norwegian Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning
Kis fakopáncs Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kleine Bonte Specht Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kleinspecht German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Mindre hackspett Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pic épeichette French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pica-pau-malhado-pequeno Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Picchio rosso minore Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pico Menor Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pikkutikka Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Strakapoud malý Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Dryobates minor (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:08870 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea 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
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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