Lesser spotted woodpecker / Kleinspecht (Dryobates minor)

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Kleinspecht am luppmen. Never saw one until after a heavy snowfall one checked out the trees along the Luppmen 2021-01-16 12.56.16 Luppmen
Classification: Genus Dryobates; Family Woodpeckers (Picidae)
Bisher gesehen aber nicht gehört!
Appearance and identification: The smallest European woodpecker. ... From its small size and its habit of spending most of its time in the tops of tall trees in woods and parks, this little woodpecker is often overlooked, but if sighted on a trunk it may at once be identified by the broad barring on the wings and narrower bars across the lower back. [Link]
Der Kleinspecht ist der Zwerg unter den europäischen Spechten. Er macht sich im Frühjahr mit hohen Rufreihen und gleichmässigen Trommelwirbeln bemerkbar. [Link]
Habitat: As above: spend(s) most of its time in the tops of tall trees [Link]
Vocalization: Frequently drums in quite long series. Much longer than Great Spotted, and without ritardando. [Link]
Calls: Most common call a series of merlin-like "ke-ke-ke-ke-ke-ke" given at fairly stable pitch, and less hoarse than Merlin. Differs from Wryneck in lacking marked rise and fall in pitch, and being less plaintive. [Link]
Physical details: length=14-15 cm, wingspan=25-27 cm, weight=17-25 g
Song: Drumming in lieu of song. Fast, constant.
Song attributes: Melody: simple rhythmic, fast, Frequency: 0-4 KHz Special sounds: drumming
Call: Vogelwarte wie oben..hohe Rufreihen

♫ Source: XENOCANTO (call)


Call attributes: Call melody: simple rhythmic, fast, Frequency: high (3-9 KHz),
First documented observation : 2021-01-16

Additional Audio


♫ Source: XENOCANTO (drumming)


♫ Source: XENOCANTO (call)