Great spotted woodpecker / Buntspecht (Dendrocopos major)

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Buntspecht hoch im Baum im Wald 'Im Brand' 2020-04-25 07.57.12 Luppmen
Classification: Genus Dendrocopos; Family Woodpeckers (Picidae)
Most common woodpecker in Switzerland
Vocalization: It's frequent drumming is easily recognized by its short duration. [Link]
Calls: Typically it lasts 0.5 seconds, sometimes slightly longer. Contact call frequently hear throughout the year. A short hiccup "kek", sometimes in series. When excited this may escalate into a trill. [Link]
Physical details: length=22-23 cm, wingspan=34-39 cm, weight=70-100 g
Song: Call: Nabu: Das bekannteste Geräusch des schwarz-weißen Spechtes ist aber wohl sein kurzes, aber häufiges Trommeln. [Link]
In a sonogram I can see about 13 taps in just over half a second, but you can never distinguish so many. It's short but intense, and the second half trails off, especially contrasted with the constant drumming of the three-toed woodpecker. [[Listen here.]]
Song: Other: ‘Drumming’ is the sound that Great Spotted Woodpeckers make by hammering their bills against dead wood 10-20 times over 2-3 seconds. The sound resonates in the dead wood and can be heard over large distances. This drumming acts as an advert and is used by Great spotted Woodpeckers and other woodpecker species instead of a song. [From the GardenBird web site]
Song attributes: Melody: non-musical, fast, Frequency: low (1-3 KHz) Special sounds: drumming
Call: General: A chirping (that I couldn't associate in my mind with a woodpecker), repeated at somewhat irregular intervals of about a second
Call: Nabu: Der häufigste Ruf ist ein kurzes und spitzes „kix“. Ist ein Buntspecht aufgebracht, etwa durch einen Artgenossen, kann man ein schnelles Schnarren hören. [Link]
Great spotted woodpecker call

Great spotted woodpecker call Source: XENOCANTO (call)


Call attributes: Call melody: one note, slow, Frequency: 1-8 KHz,
First documented observation : 2020-04-12

Media


Buntspecht gesellt sich zum Singdrossel im Wald 'Im Brand' 2020-04-25 07.56.12 Luppmen

Buntspecht hoch im Baum im Wald 'Im Brand' 2020-04-25 07.57.10 Luppmen

Proof that there's a buntspecht woodpecker at the hungerseeli. 2020-04-18 16.02.16 Hungerseeli

Dendrocopos Major Buntspecht von Wikipedia. Source: WIKIPEDIA

Buntspecht im Wald Mesikon Source: BirdNet 2020-04-12 12.09.34 Mesikon (song)

Additional Images


Buntspecht. 2020-04-25 07.57.12 Luppmen

Buntspecht. 2020-04-25 07.57.12 Luppmen

Buntspecht. 2020-04-25 07.57.02 Luppmen

Proof that there's a buntspecht woodpecker at the hungerseeli. 2020-04-18 16.02.16 Hungerseeli

Proof that there's a buntspecht woodpecker at the hungerseeli. 2020-04-16 08.15.38 Hungerseeli

Additional Audio


♫ Source: BirdNet 2021-08-14 09.57.28 Fehraltorf (drumming)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2021-08-14 09.57.28 Fehraltorf (drumming)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2021-08-14 09.50.54 Fehraltorf (call)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-10-22 15.35.31 Fehraltorf (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-10-21 15.13.08 Luppmen (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-10-08 15.50.47 Fehraltorf (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-06-22 16.54.04 Luppmen (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-04-12 12.09.34 Mesikon (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-04-12 12.09.34 Mesikon (song?)

♫ Source: BirdNet 2020-04-12 12.09.34 Fehraltorf (song?)

♫ Source: XENOCANTO (call)


♫ Source: XENOCANTO (call)


♫ Source: XENOCANTO (drumming)