Taxon profile


Grey-headed Woodpecker
Picus canus Gmelin, 1788

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Piciformes »  family Picidae - woodpeckers, piculets and wrynecks »  genus Picus

Other names

= Gray-faced Woodpecker
= Grey-faced Woodpecker

Least Concern


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Included taxa

Number of records: 11

subspecies Picus canus canus Gmelin, 1788

Picus canus canus

subspecies Picus canus dedemi (Oort, 1911)
subspecies Picus canus guerini (Malherbe, 1849)
subspecies Picus canus hessei Gyldenstolpe, 1916
subspecies Picus canus jessoensis Stejneger, 1886
subspecies Picus canus kogo (Bianchi, 1906)
subspecies Picus canus robinsoni (Ogilvie-Grant, 1906)
subspecies Picus canus sanguiniceps E. C. S. Baker, 1926

Picus canus sanguiniceps

subspecies Picus canus sobrinus J. L. Peters, 1948
subspecies Picus canus sordidior (Rippon, 1906)
subspecies Picus canus tancolo (Gould, 1863)

Links and literature

EN Bird Life 5.1 [734]

Bird Life [] [as Picus canus Gmelin, 1788]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [97092]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Picus canus Gmelin, 1788]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN Gill F. & Donsker D.: IOC World Bird List 7.3 [] [as Picus canus Gmelin, JF, 1788]
Data retrieved on: 16 November 2017
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Picus canus Gmelin, 1788]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7 [], Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Picus canus]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013
EN Crochet P.-A., Joynt G.: AERC list of Western Palearctic birds December 2012 [] [as Picus canus]
Data retrieved on: 26 April 2013
ES Lilleleht V. , Lõhmus A. (1997): Scientific, Estonian and English names of birds of Europe [] [as Picus canus]
Data retrieved on: 11 July 2010

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