of the southern taiga of western Siberia -
song and habitat around Tomsk
Dendrocopus major - Great Spotted Woodpecker - Пестрый дятел -
Grote Bonte Specht - Drumming
Recorded on the 1st of April 2005 in the east of Tomsk (deciduous forest; 56°31N, 85°00E). Background species: Turdus pilaris, Pica pica.
Common in our latitudes all the year round.
Breeds in all kinds of woodland. In winter prefers mixed pine forests, in breeding season mixed aspen forests. Common and region-wide.
Drumming can be heard from February until May-June.