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Little Grey Woodpecker

Dendropicos elachus Oberholser, HC 1919

The little grey woodpecker, also known as the Sahelian woodpecker, is a species of bird in the family Picidae. It is found in Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sudan. This species is described as somewhat rare, but it has a very large range and the population appears to be steady, so the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of "least concern". Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Piciformes
Family:
  Picidae
Genus:
   Dendropicos
Scientific:
  Dendropicos elachus


Original description

Citation:
  Oberholser, HC 1919

Reference:
   Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 32 p.8

Protonym:
  Dendropicos elachus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/3335229


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  C6F9E5EE4D0E4BAD

Avibase ID:
  avibase-C6F9E5EE

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/C6F9E5EE


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554009

Geographic range:

  • Dendropicos elachus: Sahel (sw Mauritania to Senegambia, Chad and w-central Sudan)
English:
Little Grey Woodpecker
Catalan:
Picot del Sahel
Czech:
datel pustinný
Danish:
Lille Grå Spætte
German:
Wüstenspecht
Spanish:
Pito Saheliano
Spanish (Spain):
Pito saheliano
Finnish:
sahelintikkanen
French:
Pic gris
Croatian:
sivočeli djetlić
Italian:
Picchio grigio minore
Japanese (romaji):
nishiafurikakogera
Japanese:
ニシアフリカコゲラ
Lithuanian:
Mažasis savaninis genys
Dutch:
Kleine Grijze Specht
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Sahelspett
Norwegian:
Sahelspett
Polish:
dzięcioł szary
Portuguese:
Pica-pau-do-sahel
Russian:
Серощёкий дятел
Slovak:
ďateľ bledý
Serbian:
Mali sivi detlić
Swedish:
sahelspett
Ukrainian:
Дятел сірий
Chinese:
小灰啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
小灰啄木


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pic gris ( Dendropicos elachus)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pic gris ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 1st edition:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements, version 2021:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Chloropicus elachus)
Clements 3rd edition:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 4th edition:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 6th edition:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements, version 2015:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements, version 2016:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements, version 2017:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Clements, version 2018:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Chloropicus elachus)
Clements, version 2019:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Chloropicus elachus)
eBird version 1.50:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
eBird version 1.52:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
eBird version 1.53:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
eBird version 1.54:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
eBird version 1.55:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
eBird version 2015:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
eBird version 2016:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
eBird version 2017:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
eBird version 2018:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Chloropicus elachus)
eBird version 2019:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Chloropicus elachus)
eBird version 2021:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Chloropicus elachus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Sahelian Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Little Gray Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Dendropicos elachus
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Dendropicos elachus
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Dendropicos elachus
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Little Grey Woodpecker ( Dendropicos elachus)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Dendropicos elachus
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Dendropicos elachus

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Picot del Sahel
Czech: Datel pustinný
Welsh: Cnocell lwyd fach
Danish: Lille Grå Spætte
German: Wüstenspecht
English: Least Gray Woodpecker, Least Grey Woodpecker, Least Woodpecker, Little Gray Woodpecker, Little Grey Woodpecker, Sahelian Woodpecker
English, HBW: Sahelian Woodpecker
English (IOC): Little Grey Woodpecker
English (United States): Little Gray Woodpecker
Esperanto: Sahela dendropiko
Spanish: Pico Gris Pequeño, Pito Saheliano
Spanish (Spain): Pito saheliano
Spanish (HBW): Little Gray Woodpecker
Estonian: vadi-väikerähn
Finnish: Pisamatikkanen, sahelintikkanen
French: Petit Pic gris, Pic gris
Frisian: Lytse grize spjocht
Irish: Cnagaire liath beag
Galician: Peto do Sahel
Croatian: sivočeli djetlić
Italian: Picchio grigio minore
Japanese (romaji): nishiafurikakogera
Japanese: ニシアフリカコゲラ
Scientific: Chloropicus elachus, Dendropicos elachus, Dendropicos minutus, Picus minutus
Lithuanian: Mažasis savaninis genys
Dutch: Kleine Grijze Specht
Norwegian Nynorsk: Sahelspett
Norwegian: Sahelspett
Polish: dzieciol szary, dzięcioł szary
Portuguese: Pica-pau-do-sahel
Portuguese (Portugal): pipa-pau-saheliano
Russian: Малый саванный дятел, Серощёкий дятел
Northern Sami: Sahelčáihni
Slovak: ďateľ bledý
Serbian: Mali sivi detlić
Swedish: Sahelspett
Turkish: Küçük gri ağaçkakan, Sahel ağaçkakanı
Ukrainian: Дятел сірий
Chinese: 小灰啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 小灰啄木

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