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Grey-faced Woodpecker

Picus canus Gmelin, JF 1788

The grey-headed woodpecker, also known as the grey-faced woodpecker, is a Eurasian member of the woodpecker family, Picidae. Along with the more commonly found European green woodpecker and the Iberian green woodpecker, it is one of three closely related sister species found in Europe. Its distribution stretches across large parts of the central and Eastern Palaearctic, all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Piciformes
Family:
  Picidae
Genus:
   Picus
Scientific:
  Picus canus


Original description

Citation:
  Gmelin, JF 1788

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 13, vol. 1, part 1

Protonym:
  Picus canus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2897034


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  FC68F0469620899B

Avibase ID:
  avibase-FC68F046

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/FC68F046


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554125

Geographic range:

  • Picus canus canus: Europe (s Scandinavia and France) to w Siberia
  • Picus canus [jessoensis or griseoviridis]: E Siberia to ne China, Korea, Sakhalin and Hokkaido
  • Picus canus guerini: N-central China (central Sichuan to Yangtze River basin)
  • Picus canus hessei: Nepal and n India to Myanmar, s China, Thailand and Vietnam
  • Picus canus kogo: Central China (Shaanxi to Qinghai and n Sichuan)
  • Picus canus sanguiniceps: NE Pakistan to n India and extreme w Nepal
  • Picus canus sobrinus: SE China (Guangxi to Fujian) and ne Vietnam
  • Picus canus tancolo: Hainan I. and Taiwan
  • Picus canus sordidior: SE Tibet to sw China (Sichuan and Yunnan) and ne Myanmar
  • Picus canus robinsoni: southern Thai-Malay Peninsula (Gunung Tahan and Cameron Highlands)
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English:
Grey-faced Woodpecker
Catalan:
picot cendrós
Czech:
žluna šedá
Danish:
Gråspætte
German:
Grauspecht
Spanish:
Pito cano
Finnish:
harmaapäätikka
French:
Pic cendré
Croatian:
siva žuna
Hungarian:
hamvas küllő
Icelandic:
Gráspæta
Italian:
Picchio cenerino
Japanese:
ヤマゲラ
Lithuanian:
pilkoji meleta
Dutch:
Grijskopspecht
Norwegian:
Gråspett
Polish:
dzięcioł zielonosiwy
Portuguese:
peto-cinzento
Russian:
Седой дятел
Slovak:
žlna sivá
Serbian:
Siva žuna
Swedish:
gråspett
Ukrainian:
жовна сива
Chinese:
灰头绿啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
綠啄木〔灰頰綠啄木,灰頭綠啄木〕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Grey-faced Woodpecker ( Picus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Picus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Picus canus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Picus canus) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Grey-headed Woodpecker ( Picus canus) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Picus [canus or dedemi] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Catalan: picot cendrós
Czech: žluna šedá
Danish: Gråspætte
German: Grauspecht
English: Grey-faced Woodpecker, Grey-faced Woodpecker [canus or guerini], Grey-headed Woodpecker
Esperanto: griza pego
Spanish: Pito cano
Estonian: hallpea-rähn e. hallrähn
Finnish: harmaapäätikka
French: Pic cendré, Pic cendré [canus or guerini], Pic cendré [canus ou guerini]
Croatian: siva žuna
Hungarian: hamvas küllő
Indonesian: Pelatuk muka-kelabu
Icelandic: Gráspæta
Italian: Picchio cenerino
Japanese: ヤマゲラ
Scientific: Picus canus, Picus canus [canus or guerini], Picus canus canus
Lithuanian: pilkoji meleta
Latvian: pelēkā dzilna
Dutch: Grijskopspecht
Norwegian: Gråspett
Polish: dzięcioł zielonosiwy
Portuguese: peto-cinzento
Russian: Седой дятел
Northern Sami: Ránesčáihni
Slovak: žlna sivá
Slovenian: pivka
Serbian: Siva žuna
Swedish: gråspett
Thai: นกหัวขวานเขียวหัวดำ
Turkish: Küçük Yeşil Ağaçkakan
Ukrainian: жовна сива
Chinese: 灰头绿啄木鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 綠啄木〔灰頰綠啄木,灰頭綠啄木〕

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