Levaillant's Woodpecker

Levaillant’s Green Woodpecker breeds in mountain forests up to the treeline at around 2000m. The nest is a hole in a tree, and 4-8 glossy white eggs are laid on wood chips.

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The Levaillant's Woodpecker is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

very similar Levaillant's Woodpecker occurs only in north-west Africa. Taxonomy - The Green Woodpecker is a member of the order Piciformes, the woodpecker family Picidae and the genus Picus. It was first described by Linnaeus in 1758. The scientific name is derived from the Greek pikos, meaning 'woodpecker', and Latin viridis, 'green'. There are four subspecies, with subtle and mostly clinal differences between them. * P. v. More

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Order : Piciformes
Family : Picidae
Genus : Picus
Species : vaillantii
Authority : (Malherbe, 1847)